Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Imaging (OPOMI)

The department of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Imaging is engaged in teaching, research and clinical services in oral pathology, oral medicine and maxillofacial imaging and oral diagnosis.

The department runs two postgraduate specialization programs in oral pathology and oral medicine, which are recognized by the scientific committee of the Israeli Dental Association and the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Teaching Activities

The teaching activity of the department of OPOMI includes dental students in both pre-clinical and clinical stages, as well as residents in the oral pathology and oral medicine speciality programs.

Clinical Services for the Public

The OPOMI department operates several dedicated clinics for the benefit of the school’s patients and the general public, offering diagnostic and treatment possibilities in various fields of oral medicine, as well as a biopsy service specializing in diagnosis of pathologies in the head and neck area.

Contact information for the oral medicine clinics

03-6409857, Sun-Thurs, 8:30-13:00, and for the oral pathology laboratory 03-6407907

Email: dento1@tauex.tau.ac.il, for the pathology lab: oralp@tauex.tau.ac.il

Head of Department: Prof. Ilana Kaplan, email: dr.ilanakaplan@gmail.com

Coordinator of Department: Dr. Ayelet Zlotogorski-Hurvitz, email: ayelet.zlotogorski@gmail.com


  • Undergraduate Program
  • Oral Medicine Clinic
  • Postgraduate Program
  • Research
  • Faculty
Undergraduate Teaching Programs


The department of OPOMI teaches undergraduate students in 3rd-6th years in the following subjects:

  1. Oral pathology: Clinico-Pathological Correlations
  2. Diseases and conditions of the oral mucosa
  3. Oral diagnosis, principles in diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial pain and first aid
  4. Dental treatment in medically compromised patients
  5. Maxillofacial imaging
  6. Pharmacology for dentistry
  7. Emergency conditions in dentistry
  8. Infection control in the dental office
  9. Salivary function disturbances
  10. Dental treatment under sedation and general anesthesia

In addition to the theoretical courses, students experience clinical work at the various clinics in oral medicine, which provide services to the school’s patients as well as the general public.

The full syllabus is published in the newsletter of the School of Dental Medicine at TAU


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