Maxillary And Mandibular Exostoses: A Clinical Review is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 11, 2019, This Course has been approved for a maximum of 3 continuing education credits.
Exostoses that occur intraorally are benign, asymptomatic osseous anomalies, which most commonly involve the hard palate and the alveolar bone on the lingual aspect of the mandibular arch. Less frequent are the exostoses that involve the buccal alveolar bone of the maxillary and mandibular arches or the alveolar bone of the palatal arch. Dental clinicians should not view these as merely an incidental finding during a comprehensive dental examination but rather must consider the presence of an exostoses as an integral component of the oral anatomy that can impact the patient's oral health and his or her ability to utilize partial or complete dentures as well as being a potential impediment to the ability to maintain oral hygiene.
This basic-level course highlights the varied clinical presentations of exostoses within the oral cavity, their clinical and radiographic presentations, their pathophysiology, their implications for oral health, and options for treatment. With this knowledge, dental professionals can address such growths if they become or could become a barrier to oral function, interfere with a patient's ability to maintain proper oral hygiene, or preclude the ability to place partial or complete dentures.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery