Oral Medicine Program
The Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences has an Oral Medicine Program and Clinics within the School of Dentistry and in the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical Center. The goal of these Programs is to assist in the diagnosis and management of oral soft and hard tissue complications and pathologies other than caries and periodontal disease. As part of this goal, tracking and appropriate follow up of referred patients, relative to such lesions, is accomplished and diagnosis, referral and management suggestions for private patients are made.
Dr. Timothy Meiller, Mrs. Dianna Weikel and Dr. Karen Garber are the attending faculty clinicians in the clinic and oversee all aspects of the operation of the program. Senior Oral Medicine Clerkship students, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residents and Oral Medicine Fellows from Advanced General Dentistry and the Veteran’s Administration hospitals work with the faculty to observe/learn and manage the patients.
At present, the clinic is accepting patients by appointment to be seen on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are made through the Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences office and the Faculty Practice staff. These patients are evaluated in a private clinical setting on the first floor of the School of Dentistry. Outside referrals from physicians, private general dental practitioners and specialists are accepted. Private Practitioners, faculty and students referring patients should call 410-706-7956 to make the appointment.
Appropriate fees for evaluation, microbial culture, biopsy and treatment are charged to the patient's medical insurance. Fees for follow-up visits are also be submitted to medical insurance.