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Oral Pathology (A two-part presentation)

educational program

April Regional Meeting (in person)

Earn 3 CE hours

* Friday, 9 a.m. – noon

Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

*NOTE: New day of the week

  Part 1: The Saga of an Undetected Oral Lesion (1 hour)

presented by David Iglehart, DDS

Course Description: This lecture will cover the ramifications of an undiagnosed oral lesion treated in an Iowa dental practice. The presentation will include radiographic analysis, differential diagnosis, virtual surgical planning, surgical photographs and multi-implant restoration of function.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn about the characteristics of an undiagnosed bony lesion, its differential diagnosis and its surgical resection.
  • Observe how multiple implants can restore function where a large bony defect exists.
  • Understand the importance of regular imaging, thorough assessment of diagnostic information and attentively listening to our patients.

Part 2: Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: What about HPV? (2 hours)

presented by John Kalmar, DMD, PhD­­­­

Course Description: This program will review the conventional visual and tactile examination of the dental patient, with an emphasis on the clinical features of precancerous and cancerous lesions. Case-based examples will be used to emphasize high-risk settings and physical characteristics. Current data on the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with oral and tonsillar cancer will be presented. In addition, the potential impact of HPV vaccination on HPV-related cancers will be discussed.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the standard visual and tactile examination of the dental patient, including palpation of the neck and face.
  • Describe the high-risk features of precancerous oral mucosal lesions.
  • Describe the major risk factors for oral and tonsillar cancers.
  • Review current evidence regarding safety and efficacy of HPV vaccines.

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