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Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Science

The Oral Medicine Clinic 

Oral medical conditions can present as difficult diagnostic and treatment challenges. We are pleased to offer patients and their referring dentists and physicians, the expertise of the Oral Medicine Clinic at the UI Health College of Dentistry.

This facility is staffed by faculty members who have extensive professional expertise and experience in all aspects of Oral Medicine and Clinical Oral Pathology. We are the only center of this kind in the Midwest.

We provide a broad range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment for the treatment of oral mucosal diseases.

Conditions Routinely Treated In the Oral Medicine Clinic Include:

  • Oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
  • Oral changes associated with systemic diseases
  • Salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth
  • Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases
  • Viral, bacterial and fungal infections
  • Benign growths
  • Diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions
  • Canker sores
  • Bad breath
  • Taste changes
  • Oral manifestations of HIV

Our Approach:

We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat these oral mucosal diseases. The Oral Medicine team collaborates with all dental disciplines, including Periodontics, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, including ENT, Dermatology, Oncology, Neurology, Hematology, Radiology, Surgery, and Psychiatry.

Referrals to our clinic occur through referrals from the College of Dentistry as well as physician referrals directly to our clinic, 312.355.1222.

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