Oral Oncology / Oral Medicine Clerkship

Course Description

This clerkship is designed as a one-week participation course involving the activities of the Oral Medicine Clinic at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Experiences include observation in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various benign entities of the oral cavity, head and neck cancer, and oral complications secondary to cancer therapy. Other available activities include attendance at special Health Science Center conferences or lectures.

An audio-visual library containing a large volume of materials related to oral oncology, diagnosis, medicine and therapeutics will be available to the participant for self-paced study, if time permits. The instructors will attempt to tailor the clerkship to meet the individual participant’s interests or needs.

Course Objectives

At completion, the participant will be updated on:

  • Diagnosis & treatment of patients with benign or malignant lesions of the head and neck
  • Pre-therapy oral evaluation for patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy, chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation
  • Diagnosis and management of oral complications secondary to cancer therapy

Time

The course will begin at 8:30 am on Monday of each week and end at 5:00 pm on Friday. Check-in and Orientation will occur in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, Room D1-18 of the College of Dentistry. The course is offered on a year-round basis approximately 45 weeks each year. There will be one participant during the clerkship.

Instruction

Instruction will be provided by the faculty in the Oral Medicine Clinic and, if time permits, through auto-tutorial materials in the Clinic’s Audiovisual Library. Participants will accompany faculty to observe patient diagnosis and treatment in the Oral Medicine Clinic, the Health Science Center and to attend conferences or lectures when available.

Faculty

The primary instructors will be Pamela L. Sandow, DMD and Joseph Katz, DMD, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences.

  • Pam Sandow, DMD Faculty Website
    Clinical Professor, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Diagnostic Sciences and Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Joseph Katz, DMD Faculty Website
    Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
  • Seunghee Cha, D.D.S., Ph.D. Faculty Website
    Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences

Location

UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

40 contact hours. Participation.

  • No direct patient care is included in this experience.

Contact

Please contact ce@dental.ufl.edu or call 352-273-8480 or toll-free 1-888-550-4590 for more information and to custom-schedule your course.

Registration
Dates Location Course # AGD #
Week-long program to be custom
scheduled by participant and faculty
Gainesville 180273.01 730
Registration Fee
$2,499 Dentists

New Course

Oral Oncology / Oral Medicine Clerkship (New Two-Day Course!)

Course Description

This clerkship is designed as a two-day observational course involving the activities of the Oral Medicine Clinic at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Experiences include observation in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various benign entities of the oral cavity, head and neck cancer, and oral complications secondary to cancer therapy. Other available activities include attendance at special Health Science Center conferences or lectures.

An audio-visual library containing a large volume of materials related to oral oncology, diagnosis, medicine and therapeutics will be available to the participant for self-paced study, if time permits. The instructors will attempt to tailor the clerkship to meet the individual participant’s interests or needs.

Course Objectives

At completion, the participant will be updated on:

  • Diagnosis & treatment of patients with benign or malignant lesions of the head and neck
  • Pre-therapy oral evaluation for patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy, chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation
  • Diagnosis and management of oral complications secondary to cancer therapy

Time

The two day course will begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm on each day.  The days of the week for participation are to be determined based on the availability of the instructors and the participant, however Wednesday-Thursday or Thursday-Friday are preferred.  Check-in and Orientation will occur in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, Room D8-6 of the College of Dentistry. The course is offered on a year-round basis approximately 45 weeks each year. There will be one participant during the clerkship.

Instruction

Instruction will be provided by the faculty in the Oral Medicine Clinic and, if time permits, through auto-tutorial materials in the Clinic’s Audiovisual Library. Participants will accompany faculty to observe patient diagnosis and treatment in the Oral Medicine Clinic, the Health Science Center and to attend conferences or lectures when available.

Faculty

The primary instructors will be Pamela L. Sandow, DMD and Joseph Katz, DMD, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences.

  • Pam Sandow, DMD Faculty Website
    Clinical Professor, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Diagnostic Sciences and Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Joseph Katz, DMD Faculty Website
    Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
  • Seunghee Cha, D.D.S., Ph.D. Faculty Website
    Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences

Continuing Education Units

16 contact hours. Participation.

  • No direct patient care is included in this experience.

Contact

Please contact ce@dental.ufl.edu or call 352-273-8480 or toll-free 1-888-550-4590 for more information and to custom-schedule your course.

Registration
Dates Location Course # AGD #
Two-day program to be custom
scheduled by participant and faculty
Gainesville 180273.02 730
Registration Fee
$1,049 Dentists