Tufts Oral Pathology Services (TOPS)

Office: 617-636-6510
Toll-free: 866-670-TOPS(8677)

Email: TOPS@tufts.edu
Fax: 617-636-6780

The accurate and early diagnosis of oral disease is the cornerstone of effective and comprehensive dental care. That is precisely what we offer you and your patients. Tufts Oral Pathology Services (TOPS) has a long and distinguished record of providing outstanding care and education in the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology.

We provide:

  • histopathologic analysis of biopsy and cytology specimens
  • clinical management of patients with oral disease
  • consultation with clinicians on clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic data
  • continuing education for clinicians

Our oral pathology expertise is extensive.

  • As faculty of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, our expertise covers all aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology and clinical management of oral disease
  • We are board-certified diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology or American Board of Pathology.
  • We hold leadership roles in academic and national dentistry organizations and have achieved excellence in our various educational roles.

We are committed to outstanding service.

Our practice is designed for your ease of referral. We provide:

  • pre-paid local and nationwide courier pickup of specimens via FedEx
  • one-day turnaround for standard cases from the time we receive the tissue specimen to when we send the report to you by fax or mail
  • biopsy reports including photomicrographic imaging
  • direct billing to patients’ medical insurance;  self-pay patients are also accepted

We use the most current technology.

We offer liquid-based cytology procedure (SurePath?), gram staining and culture sensitivity testing.

Our academic achievements are impressive.

We publish widely in peer-reviewed journals and provide a range of continuing education courses to general dentists, oral surgeons, and otherdental specialists You may request complimentary biopsy and cytology kits by phone, email, fax, or through our website. Simply provide your name, complete address, and phone number, and you will receive your kits the following business day.

We look forward to providing you and your patients with the highest-quality oral pathology services available.


Mark A. Lerman, DMD
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Tanya A. Wright, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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