Oral Cancer Screening and Lesion Recognition

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 409RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 210 C
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Joel Laudenbach, DMD is an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and attending medical staff in the Department of Oral Medicine, Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. He practices oral medicine at the Carolinas Center for Oral Health and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

The oral, head, and neck cancer screening examination technique will be reviewed in detail with helpful recognition and diagnostic strategies. Common oral lesions and head and neck pathology observed in general and specialty dental practice will be presented, as well as updated oral cancer statistics, risk factors, and screening guidelines. Oral manifestations of systemic diseases will be highlighted using an interactive format. Attendees will learn to recognize when additional testing and/or specialty referrals are indicated. Adjunctive and biopsy techniques will be briefly reviewed: tissue reflectance/fluorescence, toluidine blue dye, cytology, and conventional scalpel biopsy. Lesion management will be discussed throughout the course.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Review detailed oral, head, and neck cancer screening examination techniques and protocol
  • Effectively perform oral cancer screening and lesion assessments
  • Recognize commonly observed oral lesions and pathology encountered in general and specialty dental practices
  • Improve recognition of oral lesions and manifestations of systemic diseases encountered in clinical dental practice
  • Understand simplified oral lesion differential diagnosis
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist