Title: Common Oral Lesions: Differential Diagnosis & Treatment and Oral Cancer, HPV & Emerging Medical Technologies
Sponsor: Fifth District Dental Society
Presenter: Gwen Cohen-Brown, DDS, FAAOMP
Date: Sep 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 – 4:00 pm
Location: ONCENTER, Syracuse, NY
Common Oral Lesions: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
With the focus of dentistry changing from restorative procedures to prevention of disease providers will find themselves in the position to identify oral disease and prevent disease progression in health patients. Patients often present with sore irritated mucosa, but the symptoms of peeling, redness and blisters can be attributed to many different etiologies. This course presents an easily reproducible approach to the differential diagnosis and treatment of common oral lesions especially those diseases that mimic each other. The focus will be the clinical management of common oral lesions i.e. relevant laboratory tests, treatment modalities and anticipated prognosis following appropriate therapy.
- · The participant will be able to recognize clinically relevant common soft tissue lesions that affect the oral and perioral tissues.
- · The participant will be able to develop a differential diagnoses for common oral lesions by incorporating clinical presentation, histologic and laboratory findings.
- · The participant will be able to describe current treatment modalities for various common oral lesions, prescribe pharmacological agents properly and understand their mechanisms of action.
The participant will be able to know when and how to consult with and refer patients to individuals for more specialized care.