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What is Oral Medicine?

Oral Medicine brings the foundational knowledge of medicine into dentistry. Oral Medicine is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the oral health care of medically complex patients and with the diagnosis and non-surgical management of medically-related disorders or conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral Medicine-trained clinicians work closely with other medical and dental specialties to provide the best quality of care using a multidisciplinary approach.

The Penn Dental Medicine Oral Medicine Clinic

The Oral Medicine clinic at Penn Dental Medicine, located within the School’s Robert Schattner Center, is staffed by experienced practitioners and postdoctoral residents who provide treatment for the following conditions:
• Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
• Oral lesion consultation
• Headache and facial pain
• Salivary gland dysfunction
• Atypical odontalgia
• Burning mouth syndrome

In addition, dental care is provided for patients with diverse medical complexities including:
• Prechemotherapy / radiation evaluation
• Cardiovascular disease
• Post organ transplantation management
• Special needs
• Hepatic, lung, or kidney disease
• Hemophilia and other coagulation abnormalities
• Autoimmune disorders
• Endocrine disorders

Attending Staff

• Jason Goodchild, DMD
• Catherine Kuo, DDS
• Manisha Mehta, DMD
• Carlos Mora, DMD
• Joseph Soliman, DMD

Oral Medicine Clinic

Oral medicine clinicians specialize in oral health care for medically complex patients and provide diagnosis and non-surgical management of medically-related disorders and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region.

Penn
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030