Virtual 18th Annual Oral Pathology Symposium: Lust in Pathology & Radiology: Lumps, Ulcers, Striae and Treatment & Update in Diagnostic Pathology and Radiology

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Course Description

This seminar will present a potpourri of interesting case studies in oral and maxillofacial pathology and radiology covering a variety of conditions encountered in general and specialty dental practices. The presenters will utilize an Audience Response System which will enable participants to anonymously respond and interact with the presenters. 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 premalignant or malignant lesions. The topics will range from the human papilloma virus including the epidemic of HPV driven cancers and benign lesions of the oral cavity. Various types of squamous malignancies, clinical features of very early cancers, newer presentations including proliferative verrucous carcinoma and new hot spots for high risk will be emphasized. Also, non-squamous malignancies such as lymphomas (a group of increasingly common lesions), salivary gland tumors, myeloma, etc, will also be presented in a case series format. Special emphasis will be placed on patient’s concerns regarding papilloma (whether they are sexually transmitted and /or premalignant), condyloma, etc. and on the explosion of sexually transmitted oral lesions. Soft tissue and bone pathology including both commonly encountered radiographic lesions to rarer or life threatening conditions, will be presented. The presentation will include 2-D and 3-D illustrated case presentations, discussions, and interactive radiographic interpretations. We will highlight the incredibly diverse nature of oral ulcerations and discuss the etiology, diagnosis and treatment for these lesions. Important challenging oral conditions especially osteochemonecrosis related to bisphosphonates, RANK-L inhibitors (Prolia) and newer drugs such as anti-angiogenic medications (sunitinib, bevacizumab) will be examined. Some startling new treatments and preventive measures for osteonecrosis will be covered. The impact of these drugs on general dental practice and implant success will also be discussed. In addition, commonly misdiagnosed oral soft and hard tissue conditions and emerging and/or new diagnostic challenges encountered in oral pathology will be presented in a case-based format.

 

Course Objectives

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

  • Recognize and formulate a differential diagnosis, understand the etiology and management of various oral lesions and diseases
  • Recognize and understand the association of HPV with numerous oral soft tissue lesions and the enormous implications of HPV driven cancers and lesions to our dental practice
  • Understand the chemistry, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of osteochemonecrosis related to bisphosphonate and other newer drugs
  • Recognize the clinical features of early squamous cell carcinomas and other malignancies of the oral cavity
  • Become familiar with the new changing clinical features of early oral cancer and dysplasia
  • Identify incidental findings on radiographs.
  • Recognize the differences between benign and aggressive lesions.
  • Consider the best imaging modalities for differentiating these lesions.
  • Adopt how to systematically create a radiographic differential diagnosis.

Faculty

  • Indraneel Bhattacharyya, DDS, MSD, Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Faculty Website
    • “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.”
  • Donald M. Cohen, DMD, MS, MBA, Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Faculty Website
    • “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.”
  • Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD, Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences  Faculty Website
    • “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.”

Location

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February 12 AND 13, 2021

12:30pm-5pm (Eastern Time)  each day

Pre-Registration Required

Course Fees – $339

Continuing Education Units

8 contact hours. Lecture

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021

12:30-2:30PM: Immunologically Mediated Diseases and oral ulcers
2:30-3:00PM: BREAK
3:00–5:00PM: Hard Tissue Lesions of the Oral & Maxillofacial Region

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021

12:30-2:30PM: Epithelial Pathology
2:30-3:00PM: BREAK
3:00-5:00PM: MRONJ and Common and important benign and malignant soft tissue lesions

Who Should Attend

  • Generalists, specialists, and dental hygienists with an interest in clinical oral pathology.
Dates Location Course # AGD #
February 12 & 13, 2021 ZOOM – 2 days (12:30p – 5p Eastern each day) 210170 730  

***WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to ce@dental.ufl.edu.