Fifty Oral Lesions Every Dental Practitioner Should Know
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MS
Friday, September 14, 2012
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Lecture: 8:30am – 4:30pm
TUITION – price includes lunch:
CREDITS: 7 hours
* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.
This course will cover fifty of the most important and common oral diseases. It focuses on the detection of lesions in their early stages for optimum treatment results. Enthusiastic, informative and fun, the course will cover common diseases, uncommon but important diseases, and, most importantly, problem cases that can be avoided by careful examination and interpretation of the clinical data. The latter is particularly true of bony lesions. This course will identify at every step of the way which lesions need to be biopsied and why. It is designed for all dental practitioners, including dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. The diseases discussed will be clearly subdivided to make the course logical and easy to follow. The emphasis will be on the clinical presentation and ideal management of each disease. Each disease will be presented through clinical photographs and/or radiographs with an applied clinical differential diagnosis, followed by a complete discussion of the disease process, clinical presentation, etiology, treatment, prognosis and complications if and when they apply. Broadly, this course will cover oral cancer, chronic immune diseases, infectious diseases, oral swellings (gingiva, lips, palate, buccal mucosa) and oral pigmented lesions. It will also cover bony lesions, emphasizing the common lesions including cysts, completely radiopaque lesions and bisphosphonates induced osteonecrosis. This course will provide up-to-date information on chemicals and drugs causing oral diseases. Clinicians will leave this program with ample knowledge, renewed interest, and enthusiasm for the field of oral pathology. This energetic course will provide necessary information directly applicable to improving the everyday practice of diagnosing oral diseases.
As a result of attending this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the most common and important oral epithelial, soft tissue and bony lesions
- Identify which lesions need to be biopsied and which do not
- Exercise clinical judgment in differentiating between benign and malignant lesions
- Be familiar with the latest technology regarding oral cancer detection
- Know what to biopsy and when
- Formulate an applied differential diagnosis specific to each disease
- Be familiar with chemicals and drugs that cause oral diseases and pigmentations, such as bisphosphonates in relation to jaw bone necrosis and other drugs in relation to oral pigmentation
DOLPHINE ODA is a Professor of Oral Pathology in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Oda is on the medical staff at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. Although Dr. Oda’s main commitment is to patient care through the biopsy service in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, teaching is her passion. She has taught students of all ages—from elementary school kids to pathology residents—with enthusiasm and zeal. To date, she has been honored with 23 teaching awards, the latest being a highly prestigious University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Oda’s research is in the field of molecular changes in oral carcinogenesis. She has 69 papers published in refereed journals and publishes a popular monthly column called case of the month. Dr. Oda is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and she holds Washington oral pathology and dental licenses. She is also a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the International Association of Oral Pathologists, and the United States Canadian Academy of Pathology.
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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.