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What is Stomatology?

Stoma (mouth) + logos (study, knowledge)

Author: Prof. Décio Santos Pinto

Stomatology is a specialty of dentistry approved, regulated, registered and recognized by the Federal Council of Dentistry in 1992.

26 years ago it was established in dental schools in Brazil. This subject, which had different names: Buccal Diagnosis, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Semiology, despite having the same content, it is gradually adopting its name as stomatology today, which is the recognized specialty

Stomatology was created to replace the former subject of Pathology and Applied Therapeutics, which served as a link between the basic subjects and the ones of application or clinics.

The evolution of knowledge on pathology knowledge associated to advances in clinics made stomatology a subject that overlaps with all other dental specialties and some areas of medicine and understanding that health is not just mouth health.

Our members include not only dentists, but also oral and maxillofacial surgeons, radiologists, buccal pathologists, dermatologists, head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, clinicians and biologists.

In 1969 the Brazilian Association of Dental Education (ABENO) and the WK Kellogg sponsored a course on "Buccal Diagnosis - Oral Medicine", for university professors who would start teaching this discipline in Brazil, in the period between December 1st and 20th, and the lectures developed the Dentistry College - USP-SP - and the venue for the practical classes was the Hospital AC Camargo, then the Dental Service headed by Dr. Decio dos Santos Pinto.

It was this fact that led to the above mentioned subjects and converged into adopting the term Stomatology.


A Sociedade Brasileira de Estomatologia e Patologia Oral (SOBEP) é uma entidade científica sem fins lucrativos,
que congrega cirurgiões-dentistas que se dedicam à prevenção, diagnóstico e tratamento das doenças da boca.