Live Webinar: UTHealth School of Dentistry Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences Oral Pathology Symposium 2020
When & Where
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This course will be presented as a LIVE WEBINAR only.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Presented by Ashley Clark, DDS; Ngozi N. Nwizu, BDS, MSSc, PhD; Kalu U. E. Ogbureke, BDS, DMSc and Nadarajah Vigneswaran, BDS, DMD, DrMedDent.
The Oral Pathology Symposium focuses on maxillofacial pathology covering a variety of conditions encountered in general and specialty dental practices. This symposium will be broken into three unique topics detailed below:
Ulcerative lesions of the oral cavity: During this section, Dr. Ashley Clark and Dr. Nadarajah Vigneswaran will discuss ulcerations; including single ulcerations and syndromes and autoimmune diseases, which cause numerous ulcerations. Through this course, participants will become comfortable with recognizing oral ulcerations, determining the etiology, and identifying a proper treatment plan for patients suffering from these ulcerations.
“Must Know” Oral Mucosal Lesions for the General Dentist – White Lesions: During this section, Dr. Ngozi N. Nwizu will discuss the range of white lesions present in a general dentistry practice. We will examine a few not-so-common but important oral conditions that every dentist should be aware of. You will re-familiarize yourself on how to correctly identify varying oral presentations of white or yellow-white patches encountered in clinical practice. You will also learn the appropriate steps in reaching a definitive diagnosis in each clinical scenario.
Principle of Intraoral Biopsy, Including the “Dos and Don'ts” of Paperwork: During this section, Dr. Kalu Ogbureke will discuss biopsy specimens deemed “inadequate” for histopathologic diagnosis. Issues are commonly found in the size and nature of submitted materials as well as in Request Forms. Pathologists are responsible for assembling the history, radiographic, and clinical and histopathologic findings in order to determine a definitive diagnosis. When clinicians fail to provide requisite/critical information pertaining to a particular case, significant pieces of this puzzle may be missing. In consequence, the pathologist may be led down the wrong path, which ultimately may lead to erroneous diagnoses, an inconclusive diagnosis, or far-reaching clinical implications. This presentation will be a reminder for the dental professional involved in the biopsy of orofacial lesions, what the basic procedures are for obtaining optimal biopsy specimens and providing/completing pertinent information on the request form. Through clinical case demonstrations and mini workshops, we will sensitize clinicians to potential diagnostic pitfalls (some with legal ramifications) that may occur as a result of suboptimal biopsy requests.
8 lecture hours: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology
$195 Live Webinar | Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
Presentation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.