Consultative services

Oral pathologist examining sample

The VCU Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences offers clinical consultative services so that patients with difficult diagnostic or therapeutic problems may be referred for examination.

The department also consults in the interpretation of radiographs, providing a written summary of the radiographic findings, differential diagnosis and suggested follow-up care.

The goal of these services is to provide a diagnosis and to suggest therapy rather than to assume management of the patient. In certain instances, however, the staff will participate in long-term management and patient recall if requested by the referring practitioner.