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We provide oral histopathology diagnostic services to general dentists, dental specialists, and general pathologists in New Zealand.

Our focus areas include soft and hard tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

To submit specimens for analysis please complete this request form and send it to us with your tissue specimens:
Oral Pathology Center referral form (PDF)


  • Consultation
  • Decalcification
  • Direct immunofluorescence*
  • Ground section
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Intra-operative frozen sections *
  • Routine diagnostic H&E
  • Smear cytology *
  • Special histochemical stains

* Dunedin only.


  • International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ)
  • Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

Our contact details

General enquiries and results:
Tel +64 3 471 6934

Technical assistance and lab:
Tel +64 3 479 7079

Courier address

Oral Pathology Centre
Faculty of Dentistry
Rear Entrance, Walsh Building
310 Great King Street
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

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