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Preceptorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Six-Month and 12-Month Programs

The Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences offers an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Preceptorship Program for dentists who have attained a significant level of oral and maxillofacial pathology training/experience at institutions outside the U.S., and who wish to improve or sharpen their pathology/histopathology diagnostic skills. Currently, the department does not offer a residency program in oral and maxillofacial pathology. Therefore, the preceptorship program does not represent a component of a residency program in oral and maxillofacial pathology or any other speciality at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

The program's objective is to enhance diagnostic histopathology skills, as well as clinical, radiographic and histopathology correlation skills. Those opting for the 12-month (one-year) program will be encouraged to complete a short-term research project on a subject relevant to oral and maxillofacial pathology. The program curriculum does not involve direct patient contact and/ or care.

Acceptance into the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Preceptorship Program does not in any way guarantee acceptance to a graduate residency program. Individuals interested in graduate residency programs should apply through normal mechanisms. The preceptorship programs at the School of Dentistry do not award academic credit. Upon completion of the program, individuals will receive a letter of completion.

The program is administered by the Office of Continuing Education. For more information, contact the CE office at 713-486-4028, by fax at 713-486-4037, or by email at