The Graduation Program in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology started its activities in 1999, after being accredited by the National Education Council through the Decree MEC 524, published on the Official Gazette of the Federal Executive on April 30th, 2008 (Sentence CES/CNE 33/2008, from April 29th, 2008). The Program is linked to the Semiology (Oral Medicine) and Oral Pathology Divisions of the Department of Oral Diagnosis at the School of Dentistry, State University of Campinas (FOP-UNICAMP). Prior to the creation of the Program, the faculties developed their research and tutoring activities in the Oral Biology and Pathology Graduation Program. Nevertheless, federal incentives to Graduation studies, along with the expansion both on the lines of research and on the Professors' tutoring capacity worked as encouragement towards the creation of a new Program, called Graduation Program in Estomatopatologia. The first Student Selection Process was held in 1999 and the activities started in the following year with a group of eight master students and two PhD students.
The Program started its activities with a Coordination of Training of Higher Education Graduate Foundation (CAPES) concept 4, but on the following three evaluations (2004, 2007 and 2010), it received the Excellence Concept 6, which led it to be part of the CAPES Excellence Program System (PROEX-CAPES). The commitment both from professors and students of the Graduation Program is to maintain and, if possible, to raise the Program's Excellence level, strengthening and consolidating the leadership in the Semiology and Oral Pathology fields. In its early days, the Program would present three Knowledge Areas (Stomatology, Pathology and Semiology), but due to the demand and the activities, in 2008, it started presenting just the Stomatology (Oral Medicine) and Oral Pathology areas.