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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is a recognised sub-speciality of Pathology in many countries. There is only a single postgraduate degree programme conducted for the entire country by Universiti Malaya. However, once they qualify, the usual practice is to send them to different stations around the country. Pathology is a fast developing and evolving speciality. Therefore, those who are involved in diagnostic Pathology need very regular and frequent updating programmes to be on par with the current developments in the subject. At the moment there are no such programmes in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in Malaysia.

Initiation of a fellowship of this nature will certainly improve the standards of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in Malaysia and in turn improve the management of diseases in the oral and maxillofacial region. Further, the fellowship will be an added qualification for the participants. The programme will be offered full time for a one-year duration including three months of overseas attachment. At the end of the programme, candidates are expected to acquire knowledge on major recent developments in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


  • To provide up to date knowledge on new developments in diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
  • To encourage practising Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists on continuing professional development.


  • Candidates should be specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience after specialist qualification
  • Registered with Malaysian Dental Council with active practicing certificate

Nature of Training

The training programme will mostly be  laboratory-based histopathology. The teaching methods include lectures, seminars and clinicopathological conferences.

Place of training

Candidates will go through the histopathology modules at Oral Pathology Division in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya and several international institutions during the course of this programme.

Duration and number of candidates

  • Twelve months (nine months local training, three months overseas attachment)
  • Maximum of five candidates per batch

Course contents and schedule

Course contents:

  • Introduction to current trends in diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Update on cystic lesions in the orofacial region
  • Update on odontogenic tumours
  • Update on neoplastic salivary gland disorders
  • Update on non-neoplastic salivary gland disorders
  • Update on oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders
  • Update on other epithelial and mesenchymal neoplasms
  • Update on benign and malignant tumours of jaw bones
  • Update on fibro-osseous lesions
  • Update on vesiculobullous disorders
  • Introduction to molecular testing in diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Case discussion (clinicopathological conferences)

Teaching Panel

The teaching panel consists of experienced local Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists and invited internationally renowned experts in the field.

Course fee

RM 90 000

Completion and certification requirements

  • Participation in lectures, slide seminars and clinicopathological conferences (minimum of 80% attendance)
  • Presentation of three cases diagnosed using advanced technology to the teaching panel
  • Approval by a panel of specialists in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine on successful completion of the course

The programme is scheduled to commence on 5th of August  2022

For any enquiries, kindly contact us at:
Fellowship in Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology,
Division of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine,
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences,   
Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Email: wmtilak@um.edu.my/ Contact no: +60136397967

Last Update: 07/04/2022