Oral Pathology

Specimen examination

The university Oral Pathology Service provides diagnostic histopathology and cytology services to dentists practicing throughout the Atlantic provinces and Canada. The laboratory receives and processes more than 700 specimens each year.

Specimens are examined and diagnosed by faculty members of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences. An oral pathology report is returned to the contributing clinician.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratory employs two technologists for routine histology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and special procedures.

Teaching material

The laboratory provides teaching material for instruction of Dental and Dental Hygiene students, as well as graduate students in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Prosthodontics. Dental student rotations through the laboratory provide practical experience and hands-on learning opportunities.

The laboratory supports research by students and faculty into the causes and diagnoses of oral disease with an emphasis on premalignant lesions and oral cancer.

Contact information

For information regarding biopsy kits, cytology kits, specimen shipping or technical support, please contact Ashley Kervin at (902) 494-3768.

For information regarding biopsy reports or billing, please call (902) 494-1678.