Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
The Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is responsible for the pre- and postdoctoral didactic and clinical curricula involved with diagnosis and management of diseases of
the oral and maxillofacial complex. In addition, the faculty also are actively engaged in continuing education, institutional service, and patient care.
Oral Pathology Biopsy Service is the only one of its kind in Connecticut and is a unique and popular diagnostic resource for both intra- and extramural dentists and
physicians in the state, throughout New England and beyond. Both of the oral pathology providers in this service are Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial
Pathology. These faculty also practice in the Clinical Oral Pathology Consultation Service, a component of University Dentists, where patients can be referred for diagnosis of
clinically challenging oral mucosal and jawbone conditions, disease management and long-term follow up.
The Section’s faculty work intimately with faculty in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, other School of Dental Medicine divisions and centers, and are involved
in the emerging oral/head and neck oncology program of the University’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Section faculty work collaboratively, both intra- and extramurally in research efforts focused primarily in oral cancer and precancerous lesions. The faculty also contribute to
advancement of their profession at regional, national and international levels.
Professor and Section Chair
- Easwar Natarajan, B.D.S., D.M.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor
- Yolanda P. Frontera, D.D.S., M.D.S.