Oral Pathology is the specialty of dentistry that identifies various diseases of oral and maxillofacial region by investigating their causes, processes and effects. Thus, it makes an integral part of patient management. E.g. Diagnosis or detection of Oral Cancer.
Surgical Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology is the practice which is directly involved in clinical decision making in the treatment of various oral diseases including oral Cancer. E.g. Pathological staging of oral cancer.