Oral Medicine and Pathology

Oral Medicine and Pathology is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, nature and primarily non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial and temporomandibular diseases and disorders, including dental management of patients with medical complications. Oral medicine and oral pathology are two applied components of this specialty.

A practitioner in oral medicine is a dental specialist who has successfully completed a formal advanced education program in oral medicine. A practitioner in oral pathology is a dental specialist who has successfully completed a formal advanced education program in oral pathology. A practitioner in oral medicine and pathology is a dental specialist who has completed formal advanced education programs in oral medicine and oral pathology. These practitioners currently hold such specialty designations from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine
http://www.cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-69/issue-9/568.pdf