Oral Pathology & Radiographic Interpretation | St. Clair College
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In this course, the principles of general pathology in relation to the diseases of the teeth, soft tissues, and supporting structures of the oral cavity are discussed including inflammation; regeneration and repair; immune system disorders; heredity and disease; and neoplasia. The emphasis in oral pathology is on clinical characteristics, preliminary diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of oral diseases and lesions that commonly affect the oral tissues. Topics include variations from normal; physical and chemical injuries of the oral tissues; oral diseases with immunological pathogenesis; developmental abnormalities of oral tissues; tumours of various oral tissues; inherited disorders affecting oral tissues; and oral manifestations of systemic diseases. The radiographic interpreatation portion will build on knowledge gained from dental radiography I and, II, emphasizing the principles of interpretation and diagnostic concepts.