There is a medical specialty for every part and system of the body – except the mouth. The oral cavity, and its care and disorders, is the domain of dentistry. This includes the teeth, of course, but not just the teeth. Like the rest of the body, the mouth is susceptible to medical problems such as infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and complications of other medical problems or medical treatment. Oral Medicine is the specialty within dentistry that addresses the various disorders of the mouth besides the teeth, and its relationship to the rest of the body and overall health.
Dr. Robinson has been active in the practice of oral medicine throughout his career, and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Oral Medicine Clinic at UCSF School of Dentistry, where in addition to treating patients, he has taught oral medicine to dental students and residents in Oral Medicine and General Dentistry. He is an Academic Fellow and past-president of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and an Honorary Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He is a recipient of both the Diamond Pin and Herschfus Memorial Awards, the two highest awards presented by the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
As an Oral Medicine practice, we are concerned about the health of the entire mouth, and its relationship to overall health and well-being. We are well connected to the local medical community and collaborate closely with many different medical specialists, including internal medicine, rheumatology, radiation and medical oncology, head and neck surgery, gastroenterology, and dermatology.