The division, established in 1997 and formerly called Nanjing Medical University Oral Pathology Section, is an assisting part with medicine, education and scientific research in one. It is tasked with patients’ pathological examination of oral disease, rudimentary teaching to stomatological majors, and coordination with clinical research. 
The division has recently made great breakthrough in intelligence cultivation and discipline construction. Master’s station has been approved. Programs of State or Province National Science Foundation and awards of Province Health Department New Technology Importation have been gained. 
Two of the faculty take positions in the Oral Pathology and Temporomandibular Disease Committee, branches of China Medical Association.