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Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service at the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry is a CLIA certified, comprehensive histopathology laboratory offering tissue biopsy processing and diagnostic services for specimens from the oral cavity and surrounding structures.

Our pathologists, who are all diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, have expertise in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology, and provide expert consultation services. They have specialized experience in jaw bone diseases, pediatric oral pathology, oral manifestations of HIV infection, and oral cancer and its precursors. The laboratory is staffed by qualified and board-certified histology personnel with decades of combined histology experience with specialization in diverse techniques, including decalcification procedures.

Since 1958, we have remained a trusted source for oral pathology services and we strive to provide you and your patients with comprehensive and expert diagnoses of oral conditions.

Services offered

    1. Diagnosing and reporting using:
      • Routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining
      • Special staining
      • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining
      • Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) staining
      • Cytology smear staining
    2. Consultations for second opinions
    3. Sterilizer monitoring service


 Ngozi Nwizu

Ngozi Nwizu BDS, MMSc, PhD

Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

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 Kalu Ogbureke

Kalu Ogbureke BDS, DMSc, JD, MSc

Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

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 Nadarajah Vigneswaran

Nadarajah Vigneswaran BDS, DrMedDent, DMD

Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

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