Wednesday 29 June 2022


Mission of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Group

The science of oral and maxillofacial pathology examines the causes, process, symptoms and pathological characteristics of oral and maxillofacial diseases. This field is relatively young in dentistry and it has been established in the world for almost 60 years. The field of oral pathology has been included in our country's dental education program since 1339. Department of Pathology, School of Oral and Maxillofacial Dentistry, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, was established in 2013. The aim of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial dentstry, Reducing the number, severity and effects of oral diseases nationally are among the group's other goals. Also, conducting and assisting in the implementation of dental research (especially basic research) is one of the goals of this group.

Maxillofacial Pathology is to develop and expand the science of dentistry, especially the field of oral pathology in Iran and the world. The mission of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, teaching high quality oral pathology to Iranian and foreign students (international), expanding the science of oral pathology, trying to identify the causes of oral diseases in Iran And trying to improve the quality of life of compatriots by participating in the training of knowledgeable and experienced dentists.

In this group, from 1392 until today, various colleagues have worked as faculty and during these years, they have trained 8 dental students in the educational program in the doctoral program.

The Department of Oral Pathology has also designed and implemented several research programs over the years, the results of which have been published in the form of doctoral and specialized dissertations, as well as numerous articles in various domestic and foreign journals. In addition, the Department of Oral Pathology has participated in research projects of many other departments of the faculty, and other groups frequently benefit from the experiences, facilities and research resources of this group.

Names of the faculty members of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from the beginning of its establishment until now


professor's name




Dr. Khadijeh Abdal

From 1393 until now



Dr. Maryam Jafari

From 1392 to 1394


Dr. Samira Farnia

From 1395 to 1397


Details of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology:

Group Manager: Dr. Khadijeh Abdal

Number of faculty members: 1 person

Year of establishment of the group: 1392

Location in the faculty: ground floor

Activities of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Group:

  • Planning to improve the academic level of students and empower them in relation to the field
  • Planning to increase science production based on the country's research priorities
  • Presenting the lesson plan in accordance with the approved educational curriculum
  • Providing appropriate facilities for educational needs
  • Development of educational space

Group equipment:

  • 4 microscopes
  • 50 series of training slides
  • Video projector