Mandible & maxilla

Benign odontogenic tumors


Last author update: 1 October 2013
Last staff update: 9 November 2020

Copyright: 2004-2024,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Cementoblastoma [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
Page views in 2023: 3,890
Page views in 2024 to date: 1,179
Cite this page: Pernick N. Cementoblastoma. website. Accessed April 14th, 2024.
Definition / general
  • Also called true cementoma, benign osteoblastoma
  • Men and women less than 25 years old
  • Benign, may stop growing as a heavily calcified jaw nodule, may recur if excised
Radiology description
  • Dense homogenous mass continuous with tooth root
Gross description
  • Large mass of cementum on root of mandibular premolar or molar
  • Tooth viable
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large cementicles (globules) fused to form a mass within proliferative fibrovascular stroma
  • Trabeculae lined by plump osteoblasts
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Kelly Magliocca, D.D.S., M.P.H.


Back to top
Image 01 Image 02