Division of Oral Pathology

Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory

The Oral Pathology Laboratory currently accessions more than 15,000 specimens annually including over 500 direct immunofluorescent antibody studies.

The laboratory is a comprehensive, computerized service for processing and diagnosing oral biopsy and cytology specimens. In addition to routine histochemical procedures, immunohistochemical 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 atypical, the diagnosis is usually discussed with the provider and/or communicated immediately telephonically followed by a written final report. A nation-wide courier service is available to pick up your specimens.

Biopsy kits with formalin-filled specimen bottles, Michel’s solution-filled 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. Neel Bhattacharyya.


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
  • Vesiculo-ulcerative 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. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call 352-273-6741 or to request further information, e-mail Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya.


Pathology Faculty

Indraneel Bhattacharyya

Indraneel Bhattacharyya DDS, MSD

Professor & Division Director, Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology
Phone: (352) 273-6681
Sarah G Fitzpatrick

Sarah G Fitzpatrick DDS

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6686
Mohammed N Islam

Mohammed N Islam BDS DDS

Clinical Professor & Residency Program Director
Phone: (800) 500-7585
Sumita Sam

Sumita Sam DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6703