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Learn more about WVU Dental orthodontists, clear aligners and additional services.

Diagnostic Sciences

Procedures Offered

  • Exams, imaging and special testing for maxillofacial diseases
  • Oral cancer prevention and detection
  • Diagnosis and management of complex medical conditions that affect oral health
  • Inflammation and ulceration management
  • Cancer awareness promotion
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Fees and Costs

Treatment fees vary depending on which provider administers your care.

Oral Medicine Clinic

The Oral Medicine Clinic provides clinical services for the diagnosis and when necessary, non-surgical management of:

  • Acute and chronic ulcerative conditions
  • Oral complications secondary to cancer treatment
  • Salivary gland disorders including dry mouth
  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Sensory disorders (e.g. burning mouth syndrome, facial pain)
  • Referring clinicians please call for more information

What is oral cancer?

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratory

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratory operates a biopsy service that focuses on the microscopic examination of specimens taken from the oral and maxillofacial region. These include:

  • Conventional histopathologic interpretation
  • Cytology (for microorganisms)
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Consultation on cases submitted from other laboratories
  • Referring clinicians can contact 304-293-9253 for more information including how to order biopsy kits

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Center

The Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Center provides imaging services for the acquisition and evaluation of the following conventional or digital modalities:

  • Standard dental radiographs
  • Panoramic images
  • Cone beam CT Scans
  • Referring clinicians can contact 304-293-9253 for more information including how to request CBCT scans

Forensic Odontology Service

The Forensic Odontology Service involves assisting investigative agencies in the following:

  • Identification of recovered human remains
  • Age estimation for identification and legal issues
  • Consulting authorities please call for more information

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