Oral Pathology is part of the Section of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Orofacial Pain (visit Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain page).


Dr. Diana Messadi, Professor

Dr. Messadi
Dr. Messadi


Oral Pathology has responsibilities in the DDS and postgraduate training programs. We have optional rotations for medical pathology residents and fellows.


All faculty participate in the academic and service components associated with the identification, understanding, and management of oral pathology.

Patient Care

Patient care via the Oral Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratory and accepts biopsy and surgical tissue specimens for diagnosis from dentists and physicians in California and other states.  All services are provided by pathologists who are diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP).  We provide expert diagnostic services within the scope of Oral Pathology. 

Contact Us

Kristina Etchison, Division Administrator
Phone: (310) 825-3241