ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGIST
INVESTIGATING ORAL DISEASES
In order to properly treat oral and facial conditions, we have to diagnose and study the problems as well. Responsible for the identification and management of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws and face, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists are critical members of the Air Force dental community. Through research and examinations, these specialists are able to help diagnose and treat the conditions and diseases affecting our Airmen and their families.
- Examine and diagnose pathologic conditions of the oral and perioral tissues and structures
- Direct the oral and maxillofacial pathology service
- Determine the nature and extent of oral diseases and abnormal growths and the types of tests or examinations needed to diagnose the nature and progress of diseases
- Provide consultation services and serve as a member of local hospital boards and committees
Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from an ADA-accredited school
- Completion of a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology
- Completion of 5.5-week Officer Training School course
- Must be between the ages of 18 and have not reached your 48th birthday
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.
COMMISSIONED OFFICER TRAINING
MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION
Maxwell AFB AL