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Diagnostic services

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 sent it to us with your tissue specimens:
Oral Pathology Cente request form (PDF 745 KB)


  • 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

Tel +64 3 479 7079 (Lab)
Tel +64 3 479 7036 (Administration)

Courier address

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