Oral Medicine Clinic

The Oral Medicine Clinic at the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine is dedicated to the relief of pain and suffering through diagnosis and primarily non-surgical management of local and medically-related conditions which affect the oral mucosa, salivary glands and the surrounding structures. The clinic also provides training for students and health professionals in the diagnosis and management of oral medicine conditions. To schedule an appointment please call 973-972-4242 Ext. #7.

Referrals

The Oral Medicine Clinic accepts referrals from all departments at RSDM as well as University Hospital and community providers. For referring dentists, please provide your patents with a note specifying the reason for referral, recent radiographs if applicable, as well as any appropriate medical history. Patients with oral medicine conditions could also self-refer and make appointment directly.

Services

Diagnosis and primarily nonsurgical treatment of conditions such as:

  • Canker sores
  • Cold sores
  • Sensitive, peeling, bleeding gums
  • Chronic oral ulcers caused by lichen planus, pemphigus or pemphigoid
  • Oral lesions of lupus, sarcoidosis, HIV and Crohn’s disease
  • Fungal infections of the mouth
  • Oral discomfort and sloughing caused by contact sensitivity
  • White and red changes in the mouth
  • Recent discolorations of oral mucosa
  • Oral pre-cancer and cancer
  • Oral complications of chemo/radiation
  • Dry mouth
  • Burning mouth
  • Abnormal or bitter taste
  • Oral warts
  • Lumps and growths in the oral cavity

What To Bring To Your First Appointment

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Referral slip (if being referred)
  • List of medications and medical problems
  • Copies of recent x-rays, if applicable

What To Expect

The first visit will involve taking a thorough medical history, examination, imaging as needed and discussion of the treatment plan. Treatment of these conditions rely on accurate diagnosis and when necessary, the clinician performs a biopsy by removing a small piece of tissue in the mouth for evaluation. This will generally start on the second appointment but may occur on the first visit in certain emergency cases. Management of some of these conditions requires an interdisciplinary approach involving a team of clinicians.

Office Information

RSDM Oral Medicine Clinic
110 Bergen Street, Level D
Newark, NJ 07103

RSDM Faculty Practice Newark (Rutgers Health University Dental Associates)
90 Bergen Street Suite 7700
Newark, NJ 07103

RSDM Faculty Practice New Brunswick (Rutgers Health University Dental Associates)
135 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901