Rosebush MollyThe Many Different Causes of Oral Ulcers

Thursday, May 9

Time:  1:30 - 4:30 pm
Course Code:  T 250
Quick Summary:  Oral ulcers are a major nuisance for our patients.  Learn what causes them and how to manage them.
Fee:  Dentists $55   All Others $15
Course Description:  This course will provide a review of mucosal ulcers and their numerous potential etiologies including trauma, infection, immune-mediated diseases and neoplasia.  Numerous clinical images will be displayed to give the clinician a thorough overview of the appearance of these lesions. 
Learning objectives:
  1. Recognize the similarities and differences in ulcers which occur due to a variety of causes, including, but not limited to: physical, thermal, or chemical trauma; herpes simplex virus; aphthous stomatitis; erosive lichen planus; squamous cell carcinoma.
  2. Determine whether to treat and re-evaluate an ulcer or obtain a biopsy immediately.
  3. Understand appropriate management options for ulcers of non-neoplastic origin.
Course most appropriate for:  Dentists, Hygienists, and Clinical Assistants
C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code:  739