Biopsy is an important surgical procedure done for the accurate diagnosis of many mucosal lesions. Thus, it is essential for every dentist to know its implications. This article explains the indications, contraindications and several points to be followed during biopsy procedure and the transportation of the specimen to the histopathological laboratory. Knowing these points would help to avoid the unnecessary delay, wrong diagnosis and will improve the understanding between the clinician and the pathologist.
Key words: Biopsy, oral biopsy, considerations in biopsy.
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