- Men and women ages 40-60 years
- Arise from dental lamina remnants in gingiva (rests of Serres) or from surface epithelium with potential to differentiate along odontogenic lines
- Same histology as intraosseous tumors (palisading basaloid cells with stellate reticulum), but benign behavior
- Sites: soft tissue of posterior gingiva and ascending ramus, may occur in buccal mucosa
End of Oral cavity > Other benign tumors / conditions > Peripheral ameloblastoma
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