Seminar Registrations Closed

Presented by Ashley N. Clark
D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

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PACE Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education

This seminar's registrations are closed

Course Description

Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology

  1. Potentially Malignant Disorders (PMDs) and White Lesions
    1. Leukoplakia
    2. Nicotine stomatitis
    3. Lichen planus
    4. Smokeless tobacco keratosis
    5. Frictional keratosis
    6. Actinic cheilitis
    7. Oral submucous fibrosis
    8. Erythroplakia
  2. Management of PMDs and White Lesions
    1. When to refer
    2. When to biopsy
    3. Discussing biopsy reports
  3. Oral Cancer
    1. Squamous cell carcinoma
      1. Etiology
      2. Clinical features
      3. HPV-negative vs HPV-positive
      4. Treatment
      5. Prognosis
    2. Salivary gland malignancies
      1. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
      2. Acinic cell carcinoma
      3. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
      4. Polymorphous carcinoma
    3. Lymphoma
    4. Discussing oral cancer with patients
  4. Common Oral Pathology
    1. Infections
      1. Candidiasis
    2. Epithelial lesions
      1. Pigmented lesions
      2. Papillary lesions
    3. Mesenchymal lesions
      1. Fibroma
      2. Bumps on the gum
    4. Dermatologic lesions
      1. Geographic tongue
    5. Salivary gland lesions
      1. Mucocele
      2. Xerostomia
    6. Radiographic lesions
      1. Stafne defect
      2. Radiopaque lesions
    7. Miscellaneous
      1. Burning mouth disorder
  5. Ulcerative Conditions
    1. Lichen planus
    2. Mucous membrane pemphigoid
    3. Pemphigus vulgaris
  6. Wrap-up and Questions

“Dr. Clark’s sessions will include a lecture format to present the subject information incorporating numerous clinical examples to highlight the material. Personal anecdotes, lessons learned, and audience participation will accentuate key points. The interactive approach will include opportunities to ask questions, share information, and have further discussions throughout the day.” 

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify potentially malignant disorders
  2. Determine how to discuss oral findings with patients
  3. Discuss common lesions affecting the oral cavity
  4. Discuss how to manage patients with potentially malignant disorders and common oral pathology