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Continuing Dental Education

I Found an Ulcer During My Intraoral Exam, Now What? – a live webinar

Charles F. Shuler, BSc, DMD, PhD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

An ulceration of the oral mucosa is a relatively common finding during the intraoral examination. Many different etiologies can present as an oral ulcer. When first observed, a clinician does not have all the information necessary to determine the definitive diagnosis. When the ulcer is recognized, it is important to initiate a process to generate more information and ultimately a final diagnosis. It is not important to give the ulcer a specific name at the time it is first recognized. This course will focus on developing a process for the clinical evaluation of an oral ulcer that can be used with every case and ultimately lead to the final diagnosis.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize changes of oral mucosa associated with an oral ulceration.
  • Evaluate the clinical history of the oral ulceration and identify factors that contribute to either the etiology or prognosis.
  • Develop a process to achieve a definitive diagnosis for an oral ulceration and develop a plan for treatment.


Dr. Charles ShulerDr. Charles Shuler was the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia for ten years, finishing his second five-year term June 30, 2017. He is now a professor of oral pathology in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences at UBC Dentistry and teaching oral pathology/medicine. Prior to being appointed at UBC he was a faculty member at the University of Southern California for 18 years. At USC he served as the Director of the University of Southern California Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology holding an endowed chair position as the George and Mary Lou Boone Chair Professor of Craniofacial Molecular Biology. He also served as the Director of the Graduate Program in Craniofacial Biology and the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs at the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Shuler received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, his D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Chicago and his Oral Pathology education at the University of Minnesota and the Royal Dental College Copenhagen Denmark. He has been active in assessing and managing clinical oral pathology patients with soft and hard tissue lesions. He has had an active research program funded by national granting agencies that focused on evaluating the molecular regulation of the soft and hard tissues of the secondary palate to better understand the etiology of craniofacial birth defects and pathologic changes of the tissues.

Course Logistics

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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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.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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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 2 continuing education credits.