To Biopsy or Not to Biopsy: Interactive Soft Tissue Oral Pathology for the Dental Practitioner

Feb 14-15, 2015

Using an interactive series of lessons, Dr. Oda will engage you in decision making, identifying whether or not certain oral lesions should be biopsied, watched, or referred. It will cover a total of seven topics: tobacco induced oral cancer, human papilloma virus induced oral cancer, chronic immune diseases, viral infectious diseases, single soft tissue swellings, oral pigmented lesions and bone necrosis. The emphasis will be on each lesion’s clinical presentation, early detection, ideal management and ways to prevent recurrence.

This course will provide up-to-date information on chemicals and drugs causing oral diseases. You will leave this program with ample knowledge, renewed interest, and enthusiasm for the field of oral pathology. This energetic course will provide necessary information directly applicable to improving the everyday practice of diagnosing oral diseases.

Course Objectives As a result of attending this course, you will:

-Identify the difference in clinical presentation of tobacco and HPV induced oral cancer.

-Discuss the most common and important oral epithelial and soft tissue lesions.

-Explore the latest technology regarding oral cancer detection.

-Determine what to biopsy and when.

-Formulate an applied differential diagnosis specific to each disease.

-Recognize chemicals and drugs that cause oral diseases including bone necrosis.



Dolphine Oda
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