Tufts Oral Pathology Services (TOPS)

Office: 617-636-6510
Toll-free: 866-670-TOPS(8677)
Fax: 617-636-6780

Dear Colleague:

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:

  • biopsy, cytology and culture sensitivity testing
  • clinical management of patients with oral disease
  • consultation with clinicians on clinical, radiographic and histologic data
  • continuing education for clinicians

Our oral pathology expertise is extensive.

  • As faculty of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, our expertise covers all aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology, clinical management of oral disease, forensic dentistry and basic science and clinical research.
  • We are diplomates who are board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial 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:

  • free local and nationwide courier pickup of specimens via FedEx
  • one-day turnaround from the time we receive the tissue specimen to when we send the report to you by fax or mail, unless special procedures are required
  • diagnosis of radiographs or glass microscope slides submitted from other pathology services
  • written reports with a high level of detail

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, provide a range of CE courses to general dentists, dental specialists and oral surgeons and perform important research including NIH RO1-funded programs.

We are a valuable asset to your dental practice. Please call Tufts Oral Pathology Services toll-free at 866-670-TOPS (8677) and ask for no-cost biopsy and cytology kits. 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.


Michael A. Kahn, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

J. Michael Hall, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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