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Oral Pathology

At MetroWest Oral Surgical Associates, we go beyond superficial dental care, delving into the diagnosis and management of diseases in the oral and maxillofacial regions.

We deliver superior care and outcomes by diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth, jaw, and associated tissues through our oral pathology services.

The Importance of Oral Pathology

Our oral surgeons leverage their expertise and advanced diagnostics to identify various oral diseases accurately. Early detection and diagnosis are key to preventing disease progression, allowing for effective treatment and minimizing complications. We tailor treatment plans to your unique situation, aiming for the best possible outcomes.

Our oral pathology services are integral to enhancing oral health, functionality, and overall quality of life. We use a variety of tests and methods to diagnose potential diseases including biopsies, X-rays, and other imaging tests.

Testing can detect a wide range of diseases, where early detection is key. Our tests can identify issues and diseases like:

  • Infections
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Gum Disease
  • Oral Cancer

Diagnostic Tools and Tests

Understanding the root cause of oral health issues is vital. Our comprehensive services include different biopsy types, such as incisional for partial lesion removal and excisional for complete lesion removal. These samples undergo histopathological evaluation to determine the precise nature of the issue, guiding our treatment approach.

We prioritize your comfort and address any anxieties about biopsies, ensuring a smooth and comfortable process.

Additional Diagnostic Methods

  • Cytopathology: For lesions with a fluid component, offering a less invasive option.
  • Frozen Section: Used during surgery for immediate diagnosis, although further analysis may sometimes be needed.

After diagnosing, we craft a personalized treatment plan, which may include surgery, medication, or other therapies, to best address your specific condition.

We provide valuable resources and education on oral diseases and diagnostics to empower you in your oral health journey. Our team is ready to answer questions and clarify any concerns, ensuring you’re well-informed every step of the way.

Understanding insurance and financial options can be challenging. We offer clear cost estimates and help navigate insurance coverage to ensure you’re prepared for your oral pathology services.

Schedule Your Consultation

Recognizing the critical role of oral pathology, we utilize our expertise and advanced diagnostics to offer personalized care for various oral conditions. If you notice any changes, discomfort, or pain in your mouth, reach out to MetroWest Oral Surgical Associates in Milford, Northborough, or Framingham.

Our commitment is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care, from accurate diagnoses to customized treatment plans, ensuring your journey towards a healthy smile is supported every step of the way.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

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Dr. John P. Ouano

Dr. John P. Ouano received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. Dr. Ouano is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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Dr. Wael Youseff

Dr. Wael Youseff received his dental degree from Damascus University and then completed his dental education at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. Before private practice, Dr. Youseff was an assistant professor and director of the internship program at the Boston University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program.

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Dr. Jennifer Frangos

Dr. Frangos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is part-time clinical faculty at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Frangos donates one Saturday per month at the Middlesex Prison in Billerica, MA. Since 2019, Dr. Frangos has sat on the Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Continuing Education Executive Committee.

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Dr. Hamza Atassi

Dr. Hamza Atassi is a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a caring surgeon with a gentle chair-side manner who believes every patient should be treated as if they were family. He is committed to providing the highest quality, skillful and personal service that one deserves. Dr. Atassi takes pride in creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for his patients and his mission is to prove that oral surgery does not have to be scary.

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