An Update on Oral Pathology

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Course Description

Using an interactive audience participation platform and case presentation format, this seminar will present a potpourri of interesting case studies in oral and maxillofacial pathology covering a variety of conditions encountered in general and specialty dental practices. The presenter will utilize an Audience Response System which will enable participants to anonymously respond and interact with the presenter. In addition, the lecture will be customized by the audience responses and questions to better facilitate learning. Emphasis will be placed on lesions and conditions commonly seen in dental practice, especially those difficult to diagnose and/or manage newly diagnosed conditions, and pre-malignant or malignant lesions. The topics will include new understanding of oral cancer, burning mouth, clinical characteristics of oral cancer, evidence-based evaluation of new oral cancer diagnostic tools, osteochemonecrosis of jaws, reactions to medications, unusual soft and hard tissue oral lesions, commonly missed entities in oral pathology, etc. Management strategies of many common oral pathologies will be covered.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and understand numerous oral soft and hard tissue lesions and the implications of these lesions in dental practices.
  • Understand the underlying pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of various reactive oral lesions.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for both soft and hard tissue lesions of the oral cavity.
  • Better recognize when and how to biopsy, improve diagnostic skills and management strategies of oral ulcerative and non-ulcerative oral lesions.


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Indraneel Bhattacharyya, DDS, MSD

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Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya completed his oral and maxillofacial pathology training and received a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Bhattacharyya received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Bhattacharyya taught at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for six years before moving to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences since 2003. He is the recipient of multiple Teacher of the Year awards at UF including 2004, 2011 and 2014. He is the Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program at the UF College of Dentistry and recently completed a three year term on the Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Bhattacharyya is actively involved in a large clinical oral pathology practice and biopsy service and has authored or co‐authored more than 90 papers and book chapters that cover a diverse range of topics addressing both clinical and microscopic aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology. He is actively involved in several NIH and industry‐funded research projects, studying bisphosphonate‐induced osteonecrosis of jaws, molecular and clinical aspects of precancerous oral lesions, animal model of polymicrobial periodontal disease and its relationship to systemic disease and Sjögren’s syndrome. Dr. Bhattacharyya has lectured extensively throughout the state as well as nationally and internationally. In addition, he is also the coordinator of International Education at the UF College of Dentistry, directing all the international humanitarian mission trips.

Continuing Education Units

6 Contact hours. Lecture.
AGD # 730


  • Dentist Fee: $269 (Early Bird) / $319 (Regular Fee)
  • Auxiliary Fee: $129 (Early Bird) / $179 (Regular Fee)
  • Friday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Networking Lunch included
Dates Location Course # AGD
September 3, 2021 Gainesville, FL 220160 730

Cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019.