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Continuing Dental Education

When to Worry about White Lesions in the Oral Cavity: a live webinar

Austin Shackelford, DMD

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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

While the principles of recognition and diagnosis of white lesions have been consistent over the years, the management of such lesions is under constant revision. This course will discuss common neoplastic and nonneoplastic white lesions, how to interpret biopsy results, and how to implement or find evidence-based management.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Formulate a differential diagnosis of white lesions based on location, demarcation, and texture
  • Understand when and when not to biopsy a white lesion
  • Interpret biopsy results
  • Mange or know when to refer for definitive treatment when a white lesion is outside their scope of practice


Dr. Austin ShackelfordDr. Austin Shackelford is an Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Shackelford completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology residency at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shackelford has participated in head and neck cancer research and contributed to multiple journals including JADA, OOOO, and the Journal of Oncology. Dr. Shackelford is a fellow with the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Shackelford strives to make the specialty of Oral Pathology more accessible and practical for all dental professionals.

Course Logistics

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Standard time


1 hour


*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 1 continuing education credit.