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Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

The Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service offers a variety of radiographic and consultative services to practitioners. Dictated reports including findings, diagnostic impressions, and pertinent comments are returned to the referring practitioner for all procedures performed and for films submitted for review.

Procedures and services available include:

  • Routine conventional digital and plain film radiography of teeth and facial bones
  • Cone beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), medical multidetector CT (MDCT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including but not limited to paranasal sinus evaluation, pre-surgical and post-surgical dental implant evaluations, odontogenic  and non-odontogenic pathoses, traumatic and developmental craniofacial abnormalities, obstructive sleep apnea, orthodontic and orthognathic issues, temporomandibular joint pathoses etc.
  • Consultation on digital radiographic equipment purchase, including CBCT, and issues related to use and radiation hygiene
  • Consultation on all types of studies available through our teleradiology service (see below)
  • In-office training can be provided as needed for cone beam CT
  • Continuing education courses on various topics related to Radiology, and clerkship opportunities in CBCT are available

Also available are magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, including three-dimensional reconstructions of temporomandibular joints, odontogenic or non-odontogenic pathoses, traumatic and developmental craniofacial abnormalities. On a consultative basis, evaluations of office radiographic quality assurance programs (technique, darkroom processing, etc.) and radiation hygiene practices can be performed.

More information

Faculty

  • Dr. Madhu K. Nair, Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
  • Dr. Deeba Kashtwari, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Dr. Rujuta Katkar, Clinical Assistant Professor; Division Chief, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Dr. James Pettigrew, Associate Professor Emeritus, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Interpretation service for cone beam CT studies and other radiographs

We provide formal interpretation reports for all types of imaging studies of the oral and maxillofacial region including cone beam CTs, and conventional planar images. Three board certified oral and maxillofacial radiologists are available for consults. Imaging studies may be uploaded through our secure portal to the University’s server. All reports will be dictated and sent back by fax within 24 hours unless it is a holiday or weekend. Our consult form may be filled in and faxed to us at the number below or electronically uploaded.

When you become our client, we will set up an account for you to upload your studies to the UF Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Division.

Contact information for this service:

  • Phone: 352-273-6698 or 352-273-6757 for questions related to the service; 352-273-6697 for billing questions
  • Fax: 352-273-6553
  • Email: nairmk@radiology.ufl.edu

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory

The Oral Pathology Laboratory currently accessions more than 7,000 specimens annually.

The Laboratory is a comprehensive, computerized service for processing and diagnosing oral biopsy and cytology specimens. In addition to routine histochemical procedures, immunohisto-chemical and immunofluorescence techniques are also available for diagnostically challenging cases. A diagnosis is reported within 24 hours of receipt for the majority of specimens. Clinicians receive a detailed report on every specimen submitted. FAX capability is available. When cases are malignant or very atypical, the diagnosis will be relayed immediately by telephone with a written report to follow. A nation-wide courier service is available to pick up your specimens.

Biopsy kits with formalin-filled specimen bottles and cytology kits, history sheets are provided by the Laboratory at no cost to the clinician. The Oral Pathology Laboratory bills each patient directly for services rendered. Clinicians are not billed for our services unless a patient’s address is not provided.

For further information or to order biopsy containers call 1-800-500-7585 or e-mail Dr. Don Cohen at dcohen@dental.ufl.edu.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Clinic

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Clinic is designed to provide care to patients with unusual or diagnostically challenging oral lesions or conditions. Staffed by clinicians with specialty training and expertise in oral and maxillofacial pathology, the Clinic is prepared to diagnose and, if indicated or requested, treat:

  • Benign, pre-malignant, and malignant oral lesions
  • Vesiculoulcerative disorders
  • Infections
  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Osseous pathology of the jaws
  • Oral manifestations of immuno-deficiency

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Clinic offers consultation regarding clinical dental therapeutics. A report that includes examination findings, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations will be provided by mail, telephone, e-mail or fax. Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call 352-273-6739 or to request further information email Dr. Don Cohen at dcohen@dental.ufl.edu.

Faculty

Oral Medicine/Oncology

We offer consultation services to practitioners and patients with a variety of oral symptoms, teach oral medicine courses and are involved with various research projects. Oral Medicine/Oncology is located in D8-6. They may be contacted at 352-273-6775.

Faculty

Center for Orphaned Autoimmune Disorders (COAD)

Established in 1992, this multidisciplinary center provides patient care (diagnoses and management strategies) as well as clinical research protocols for oral manifestations of autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma), and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).