Bumps and Lumps of the Gums Taken from 57 Years of Practice/Teaching

Thursday, April 7     1:30 - 4:30 PM

Course Description:  cobb cardCases of oral medicine and oral pathology taken from 57 years of private practice and part/full-time teaching will be presented.  When and how to take a biopsy, differentiation,  diagnosis, and treatment of those lesions most common to private practice will be covered.  Cases will include aphthous and herpetic ulcers, erosive lichen planus, Candidiasis, benign mucous membrane pemphigoid (BMMP), reactive inflammatory “bumps” (fibroma, pyogenic granuloma, peripheral ossifying fibroma, gingival enlargements, giant cell granuloma), drug induced and other types of gingival enlargements, various pre-malignant and malignant lesions, and selection of rare but interesting conditions, such as Oral Facial Granulomatosis, Sarcoidosis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (a.k.a., Wegener’s granulomatosis), and multiple    hamartoma  syndrome (a.k.a., Cowden’s syndrome).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be familiar with biopsy instrumentation; recommendations for when to take a biopsy; and techniques of taking a biopsy that will help the oral pathologist make an accurate diagnosis.
  2. Be familiar with the various types of gingival enlargements and treatment, e.g., drug induced, reactive inflammatory, diabetes associated, sarcoid, Wegener’s Granulomatosis, Cowden’s Syndrome, etc.
  3. Recognize the presentation of Candidiasis, herpetic and aphthous lesions and be familiar with the treatment.
  4. Recognize the differences between lichen planus, erosive lichen planus, benign and mucous membrane pemphigoid (BMMP).
  5. Be familiar with the various premalignant lesions and the terminology used to describe lesions for accurate documentation of patient and biopsy records.

Course Information

Date: Thursday, April 7

Time: 1:30-4:30pm

Cost: Dentists $68  All Others $28

Most Appropriate for: ALL Attendees

Credit Hours: 3 Clinical Hours

Academy of General Dentistry Code: 730

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