Red and White Lesions of the Mouth
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MS
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Friday evening, May 10, 2013
Registration 5:00 – 5:30pm
Course: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Social Hour: 7:30 – 8:30, Social Hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres
CREDITS: 2 hours
This two-hour course will cover the clinical presentation and significance of red and white lesions of the oral cavity in relation to oral cancer. It will focus on the clinical presentation of a variety of white, mixed red and white and predominantly red lesions with emphasis on etiology, what to biopsy and what to watch. The topics will include benign and reactive lesions, oral cancer and chronic immune type conditions. The latter will include lichen planus, lichenoid drug reaction and mucous membrane pemphigoid. All of the conditions discussed in this lecture are both common and important for the dental community to know. These topics will be discussed in a concise and clear manner, giving the dental practitioners information that they can use in their daily practice.
Immediately after the lecture will be a social hour with appetizers and wine!
As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the clinical presentation of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
- Differentiate between which lesions to biopsy, and which to observe, why, and how often
- Recognize benign red and white lesions mistaken for oral SCC
- Discuss the most common oral chronic immune diseases
- Assess the potential of oral lichen planus for transformation
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 27 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.
The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.