The members of the Oral Medicine & Pathology Group (OMPG) have scholarly interests that include basic science research, translational research and clinical research. A broad range of topics comes under this Group including microbiome and orofacial diseases, precision oncology and its role in potentially malignant oral diseases and conditions, oral and head and neck cancers, immune mediated and autoimmune mucosal disease, diseases of the salivary glands, bones and orofacial soft tissues, orofacial manifestations of HIV/AIDS and new approaches in the management of orofacial diseases in clinical practice.
The scientific achievements of OMPG members are presented in IADR/AADR scientific sessions, organized by the OMPG program chair, that include oral sessions, poster sessions, symposia, lunch & learning sessions and workshops. OMPG funds have supported the AADR student research fellowship program and numerous scientific symposia. The Group has recently developed a funding program to support a trainee among the OMPG members (one award per year) to travel to the annual IADR General Session.