Oral Pathology Case & Concepts: What Are We REALLY Looking For?

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  • 8 CEUs
  • Presenter:

    Sherri M. Lukes   R.D.H., M.S., F.A.A.D.H.

  • Date + Time:

    Friday, November 19, 2021   8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Location:

    Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South

    164 Fort Couch Road

    Pittsburgh, PA   15241

    (412) 833-5300

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  • Tuition:

    Dentists: $285.00

    RDH/Auxiliaries: $185.00

    RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $145.00

    Add $10/registrant if after: Friday, November 12, 2021

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  • Parking:

    Complimentary. Use hotel lots

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Course Description

Oral Pathology Case & Concepts: What Are We REALLY Looking For?
Dental professionals routinely identify oral pathologies and anomalies during patient assessment and/or treatment. This course is an overview of oral pathologic conditions presented in a fun and engaging format of case presentation, differential diagnoses, and final diagnosis. Most cases are from Ms. Lukes’ own personal image collection of pathology cases acquired over 40 years as a dental hygienist/educator/researcher, working with dentist partners in identification, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral. Etiology, clinical appearance, and treatment options are included for each lesion/condition, highlighting the assessment phase of the process of care. The course includes both common and uncommon conditions, many of which are signs of systemic disease, emphasized in a discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration with other health professionals. A team approach to diagnosis of pathologies can elevate the services of the dental practice, building additional confidence among patients, as they recognize that dental care involves much more than preventive and restorative care.

  1. Lesion detection during assessment: Risky business
    1. Primary diagnostic criteria
    2. Description protocol
  2. Going Viral: Oral manifestations of viral conditions
    1. Herpes viruses
    2. Human papillomavirus lesions
    3. Coxsackie virus
  3. In the Genes? Hereditary and developmental conditions of the head and neck region
    1. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
    2. Ectodermal Dysplasia/Tricho Dento Osseous Syndrome
    3. Peutz Jegher’s Syndrome
  4. “Harmless” lumps and bumps
    1. Irritation fibroma
    2. Giant cell fibroma
    3. Gingival enlargements
  5. The faces of Oral Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx
    1. Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity
    2. Squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
  6. Bad to the Bone! Intraosseous conditions
    1. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (w/ opalescent teeth)
    2. Ameloblastoma
    3. Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor
    4. Dentigerous Cyst
  7. End to End: Oral manifestations of select GI disorders
    1. Crohn’s Disease
    2. Gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  8. Monday morning: YOU as the missing link
    1. Team approach
    2. Interdisciplinary collaborations

Ms. Lukes’ presentation will use an interactive lecture format that will include a wide variety of clinical photographs to emphasize and demonstrate concepts. There will be ample opportunity for Q & A following each section of the presentation and at the end of the session."


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To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200
To register by fax, please send completed registration form to: (603) 736-9208. Download blank form here.
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Course Objectives

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

  1. Describe the assessment process as it relates to oral lesion detection.
  2. Explain the etiology, clinical appearance, and treatment options of various oral pathologic conditions.
  3. Compare/contrast lesions that can be considered in a differential diagnosis for various pathologies.
  4. Discuss the importance of a dental team approach as well as interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of pathologic conditions.

Register

To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200

To register by fax, please send completed registration form to: (603) 736-9208. Download blank form here.