Oral Medicine and Oral Lesions

Oral Medicine is the dental specialty that deals with diseases and lesions in and and around the mouth. Such diseases could be primary conditions originates in the oral and peri-oral region, or secondary to systemic conditions.

What Conditions Oral Medicine specialty deals with:

Oral medicine specialists treat tens of local and systemic conditions that might affect the patient’s health, function and appearance while some conditions are life threatening specially if they are discovered at late stages. The following are some of the conditions that are treated by the Oral Medicine specialists:

  • Viral infection: Primary and Secondary Herpes Simplex, Herpangina, Hand-Foot snd mouth disease, Human Papilloma virus infection, Etc.
  • Fungal infections: Thrush.
  • Salivary gland diseases and tumors
  • Auto-immune diseases: Lichen Plants, Pemphigus Vulgaris and Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
  • Medications induced jaw necrosis
  • Oral cancers and precancerous lesions

To reach a correct diagnosis, a biopsy may be needed. 

Dr. Mohammad Khalifeh got his Master of Science degree in Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain from The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC). He is an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at the Department of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain of the USC. In addition to teaching residents pursuing specialty in Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain, he is also involved with clinical search in various topics related to oral diseases and Orofacial Pain.

Patient’s from Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Larchmont Village, Park La Brea, south Bay, Pasadena, San Fernando Vally, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Orange county and other regions of southern California are usually referred for professional con salutations and treatment to Dr. Mohammad Khalifeh and the Herman Ostrow school of Dentistry Orofacial Pain Center.


Samples of oral lesions treated by Oral Medicine specialists

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Lichen Planus – different presentations

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