The Purpose of Oral Pathology and Benefits of Early Detection

What is Oral Pathology? Oral pathology is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, and facial structures. From common issues like cavities to complex conditions such as oral cancer, oral pathologists play a crucial role in maintaining your oral health. Our team at Minnesota Oral and … Read more

Uncommon Dental Issues After 40

As you age, your body experiences natural changes, impacting your life. Some changes will occur in your mouth, and these changes present certain oral complications that need to be addressed to improve your quality of life. Fortunately, there are specific oral issues you won’t have to worry about when you reach a certain age. This … Read more

We’re Reopening for Elective and Emergency Cases on May 13th

The last 6 weeks have been trying times for us as we were all dealing with the unprecedented issues surrounding the global pandemic.  The pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives and resulted in the closure of essentially all elective surgery except but emergency care. Through Governor Waltz’s leadership we are beginning to reopen … Read more

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month


Approximately 650,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year, and more than 330,000 deaths are attributed to these diagnoses on an annual basis.1 More than 90% of these tumors arise from the mucosa of the oral cavity, oropharynx, and larynx, and the majority are histologically verified squamous cell carcinomas.2 Overall, in 2020 … Read more

Story of Oral Cancer Caused by HPV

Shortly after getting married, Steve learned he had an oral cancer caused by HPV. Steve and his wife want parents to protect their children from HPV-related cancers by getting them vaccinated.