11th Annual Oral Pathology Symposium: Lumps, Ulcers, Striae, Treatment & Diagnosis Update
Using an interactive audience participation platform and lecture format, this seminar will present a potpourri of interesting case studies in oral and maxillofacial pathology covering a variety of conditions encountered in general and specialty dental practices. The presenters will utilize an Audience Response System which will enable participants to anonymously respond and interact with the presenters. In addition, the lecture will be customized by the audience responses and questions to better facilitate learning. Emphasis will be placed on lesions and conditions commonly seen in dental practice, especially those difficult to diagnose and/or manage, newly diagnosed conditions, and premalignant or malignant lesions.
The topics will range from the A to Z of human papilloma virus including the epidemic of HPV driven cancers and benign lesions of the oral cavity. Special emphasis will be placed on patient’s concerns regarding papillomas, condylomas, etc. The do’s and don’ts, indications, techniques of oral soft tissue biopsy along with the evaluation of new diagnostic tools will be presented. The molecular and clinical characteristics of oral cancer covering the basic biology and clinico- pathologic concepts of this serious disease will be covered. We will highlight the incredibly diverse nature of oral ulcerations and discuss the etiology, diagnosis and treatment for these lesions. Newer oral conditions especially osteochemonecrosis related to bisphosphonates and other newer drugs will be examined. Some startling new treatments and preventive measures will be covered. The impact of these drugs on general dental practice and implant success will also be discussed.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize and formulate a differential diagnosis, understand the etiology and management of various oral ulcerative conditions
- Recognize and understand the association of human papilloma virus with numerous oral soft tissue lesions and the enormous implications of HPV driven cancers and lesions to our dental practice
- Understand the chemistry, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of osteochemonecrosis related to bisphosphonate and other newer drugs
- Understand the molecular and clinical basis for squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity
- Better recognize abnormalities, improve diagnostic skills and management techniques of oral soft tissue lesions through practice sessions utilizing the audience response devices
- Indraneel Bhattacharyya, D.D.S., M.S.D. Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Faculty Website
- Donald M. Cohen, D.M.D., M.S., M.B.A., Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Faculty Website
- Nadim M. Islam, D.D.S., Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Faculty Website
Holiday Inn – Lake Buena Vista Downtown
1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Booking Code: CDE for $114 group rate
(Deadline: January 11, 2014)
Continuing Education Units
12 contact hours. Lecture/Participation.
Who Should Attend
- Generalists, specialists, and dental hygienists with an interest in clinical oral pathology.
Team Discount Available
|Participant||Regular Fee||Early Bird Fee|
|(Expires 1 month before course date)|
|Dates||Location||Course #||AGD #|
|February 14-15, 2014 (Fri. & Sat.)||Orlando||140316||730|