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Nov 20, 2020 | CE Credits : 6 | USD $435.00 | Newark, Delaware
Distinguishing the Benign from the Deadly: Oral Pathology Update is organized by Delaware State Dental Society (DSDS) and will be held on Nov 20, 2020 at Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, Newark, Delaware, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6 CE Credits. Course Description: Fasten your seatbelts! This lecture will be heavy on pictures with the goal of illustrating a variety of conditions that can be encountered frequently in the dental office. Growths that can be seen in a wide spectrum of ages from children to the elderly will be reviewed. This lecture will describe HPV infections, the natural history of the infection and which HPVassociated lesions are of most concern. The presentation of oropharyngeal carcinoma will be discussed and contrasted with oral cavity cancer – specifically cancers that arise on the lateral border of the tongue. Risk factors for HPVrelated cancers and review of the current HPV vaccines available will be reviewed. The role of oral health care providers in screening for these cancers will be discussed. Course Objectives: • How to develop a differential diagnosis for common oral growths • Understand how color, shape and size can aid in identifying the growth • Learn which lesions are normal variations and when to refer for biopsy • Be familiar with the terminology of leukoplakia and erythroplakia and how to distinguish these entities from masqueraders • How to develop an organized approach to oral examinations and recognize the most common areas for oral cancer development • Understand the role of HPV in cancer.