Recently, the Certifying Boards, under the authority of the American Dental Association (ADA), approved oral medicine as the newest dental specialty in the United States. Oral medicine is now recognized as the 11th dental specialty and joins additional specialties such as dental anesthesiology, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, and more. 

As an internationally-recognized leader in oral medicine, Penn Dental Medicine proudly celebrates the recent specialty designation. In fact, three faculty members proudly served as president of the Academy of Oral Medicine, which include Dr. Martin S. Greenberg, Dr. Thomas P. Sollecito, and Dr. Eric T. Stoopler.

The Importance of Oral Medicine for Treatment and Prevention

A male dental student shows a mature female oral medicine patient her dental X-rays.Oral medicine provides an invaluable link between traditional dental areas of health and medicine. Patients in need of oral medicine often include those with:

  • Orofacial conditions
  • Oral manifestation of systemic diseases
  • Oral mucosal diseases
  • Orofacial pain syndromes
  • Salivary gland disorders

In addition to treating conditions such as TMJ, halitosis, and ulcers in the mouth, oral medicine specialists can help offer helpful insight and information on how to prevent certain oral conditions and diseases.

If you would like to learn more about oral medicine, call us any time at 215-898-8965. At this time, we are only able to schedule emergency appointments for current patients, but we welcome your inquiry. We are happy to provide you with our services once we are able to schedule appointments for new patients again. 

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