Cox DarrenDifferential Diagnosis of Oral Ulcerative Conditions

Thursday, May 6

Time:  8:30 - 11:30 am  
Quick Summary:  It's advisable to always be on top of your oral diagnostic skills and knowledge base. This is a great refresher course from a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist.
Fee:  Doctors $63   All Others $22
Course Description:  Although many different oral ulcerative conditions have similar clinical appearances, etiologies may be traumatic, reactive, infectious, immunologic, or neoplastic.  Some ulcerative conditions are always preceded by a blister, while others are never associated with blisters. Location, relationship to systemic disease, and the presence of an associated fever are all important in narrowing a differential diagnosis.
Learning objectives:
  1. Become more adept at recognizing oral ulcerative conditions.
  2. Become more adept at developing a differential diagnosis based on clinical findings.
  3. Become more adept at honing a differential diagnosis based on systemic correlations, medical/medication history, and other demographics.
  4. Become more adept at recognizing oral vesiculo-bullous diseases.
  5. Understand appropriate treatments of common oral ulcerative conditions.
Course most appropriate for:  Dentists, Hygienists, and Clinical Assistants
C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code:  734, 737 - 742