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Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Biopsies save lives. The Surgical Oral Pathology Laboratory at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry diagnoses malignant, pre-malignant, benign and inflammatory lesions.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists identify and manage diseases affecting the oral (teeth and mouth)and maxillofacial (jaws and face) regions and investigate the causes, identification, effects, and management of these diseases. At the College of Dentistry these clinical and research specialists, along with a team of microscopic diagnosticians, collaborate with other dental and medical practitioners to advance oral health care for patients.


John W. Hellstein John W. Hellstein, D.D.S.
Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

After serving 20 years in the army, Dr. Hellstein joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 2002. He is director of the Surgical Oral Pathology Laboratory and has a special interest in bisphosphonate (Bis-phossy jaw) osteonecrosis of the jaw.

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Steven D. Vincent Steven D. Vincent, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Department Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Vincent joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 1984 as the director of the Oral Diagnosis Clinic. He became the director of Advanced Education Programs in Stomatology in 1987.

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