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  1. Ameloblastoma is an epithelial tumor arising from ameloblast (enamel forming cell). It’s most common site is posterior mandible in the area of molar teeth.
  2. It is a slow growing, locally invasive cystic benign tumor that causes expansion of outer table more than inner table of mandible. Cystic degeneration may l/t softening & egg shell crackling on palpation, It rarely metastasize and caus honey comb/bubbly appearance on x-ray. Wide resection of tumor is treatment of choice. Chemo & radiotherapy has no role
  3. Most common bone tumor of mandible is ameloblastoma but most common tumor of jaw is saquamous cell carcinoma arising from oral mucosa over mandible.

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