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Independence Dental Associates, LLC | Oral Pathology in Hackettstown

Independence  Dental  Associates,  L.L.C.

Richard J. Cleave,

General Dentistry, Implants,
 IV Sedation, Oral Surgery,
 Moderate IV Sedation Permit # 034

  Dr. Tiffany P. Chen
New Jersey Speciality Permit #06777

915 County Road 517 # 23 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2215

[email protected]

We Are A Comprehensive Full
Service Dental Facility.
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Oral Pathology


Oral Pathologies are disease states that include abnormal tissue, radiographic anomalies that are cystic in nature.  Oral pathology also includes oral cancer recognition.  There are a plethora of oral pathologies.  Our office gives you comprehensive soft and hard tissue examinations to determine if there are any pathological problems evident within the oral cavity and associated anatomical structures.

Oral pathologies also include lesions caused by both bacteria and viruses as well as habitual problems involved with smoking or chewing tobacco.

Diagnosis is completed through visual exmaination, radiographic examinations, microscopic evaluations done through biopsy and pathological reports, biochemical and vast array of other in office examinations and out of office adjunctive services. Oral pathologists provide biopsy services.  Our office utilizes the services of Rutgers Oral Pathology Department at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Some of the diseases that oral pathologists diagnose include mouth and throat cancer, salivary gland disorders, ulcers,odontogenic (tooth related) Infection, as well as non odontogrenic (not tooth related) disease states.