Open Wide! Clinical Pathologic Correlations for Today’s Dental Practice

Jasjit Dillon, MD, DDS, BDS, FDSRCS and Darren Cox, DDS, MBA  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, Room D-209
Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for general dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants as well as specialists in the fields of oral surgery, periodontology, endodontics, oral radiology, and oral medicine.

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Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until February 27 (after, $10 more)
$179/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

This interactive course is not to be missed! You will walk out of this course and be able to use the material in your office the next day. Practitioners will learn by seeing a wide variety of cases that could potentially walk into their offices. They will learn how to initially assess a lesion and decide upon a working differential diagnosis. The practitioner will get to experience the entire “life of the lesion decision making and treatment planning process” from the initial presentation to subsequent management. Know when and how to perform a biopsy and when best to leave it for a specialist.

With each clinical case comes a patient story. The practitioner will leave the class remembering the patient’s/lesion’s story in a way that will make it unforgettable….

Past participants of UW CDE courses presented by the team of Cox and Dillon have given accolades such as:

  • “I would, without reservation, recommend this course.”
  • “Excellent course, great team. I enjoyed the presentation—lovely and informative. It was easy to stay awake!”
  • “Kept my interest — a wonderful presentation of cases.”
  • “Excellent review of identification & lesion management for dentists. Drs. Cox & Dillon are an excellent match of expertise. Well documented and presented.”

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will:

  • Perform a comprehensive head and neck examination
  • Know when to biopsy a lesion, how to biopsy a simple lesion and realize when it is best to refer.
  • Recognize a wide array of clinical and radiographic abnormalities.
  • Develop a clinical differential diagnosis based on clinical and radiographic findings.
  • Understand histopathologic findings associated with common pathologic conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.
  • Be familiar with current treatment options and prognoses of common pathologic conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.


Dr. CoxDARREN COX is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Pathology and Pathology, and Oral and Maxillofacial at the University of the Pacific. He received his dental training from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. His research areas of interest include Sjogren’s syndrome, Lichen Planus, molecular aspects of oral cancer and dysplasia.

Dr. DillonJASJIT DILLON is currently the Program Director of the UW School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Harborview Medical Center. She received dental degrees from both the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Dental School, and the University of California San Francisco. She also holds a post doctorate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a medical degree from St. Bartholomew’s Medical School, University of London. Dr. Dillon completed an oral and maxillofacial residency at the University of California, followed by a head and neck oncology fellowship sponsored by the UC Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Prior to her training at UCSF, Dr. Dillon completed hospital internships in both general surgery and internal medicine within the UK. She is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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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.

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