Rosebush MollyFeatures of Benign Versus Suspicious Lesions

Thursday, May 9

Time:  8:30 - 11:30 am
                                                     
Course Code:  T 140
 
Quick Summary:  Always be aware for the possibility of oral pathology, either detected clinically or radiographically.
 
Fee:  Dentists $55   All Others $15
 
Course Description:  This course will provide participants with an overview of the presentation of benign lesions compared to premalignant or malignant lesions.  Both soft and hard tissue pathology will be included.  Numerous clinical and radiographic images will be utilized to illustrate the relevant features.  Oral cancer screening tools will also be discussed. 
 
Learning objectives:
  1. Recognize clinical features of mucosal lesions that make them suspicious for malignancy.
  2. Recognize radiographic features of jaw lesions that make them suspicious for malignancy.
  3. Determine whether a lesion should get a biopsy immediately or if follow-up is more appropriate.
  4. Understand oral cancer screening techniques.
Course most appropriate for:  Dentists, Hygienists, and Clinical Assistants
 
C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
 
Academy of General Dentistry Code:  739