Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CE hrs)
Speaker: John R. Kalmar, DMD, PhD
This course is recommended for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.
This course will examine and discuss the conventional visual and tactile examination of the dental patient, with an emphasis on the clinical features of precancerous and cancerous lesions. Case-based examples will be used to emphasize high-risk settings and physical characteristics that can help distinguish worrisome lesions from other conditions. Current data on the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with oral cancer and tonsillar cancer will be reviewed. The use of adjuncts in the detection and analysis of oral cancer and precancerous lesions will be discussed, including recently available saliva-based tests.
- To review a standard approach to clinical evaluation of the dental patient, including both visual and tactile evaluation of the face, neck and oral cavity
- To review current concepts of oral cancer and precancerous lesions, including epidemiologic evidence for risk factors and the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in both oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer
- To understand the scientific evidence behind commercially-available devices as adjuncts in the detection of oral cancer
John R. Kalmar, DMD, PhD is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Before becoming a Buckeye in 1999, Dr. Kalmar served on the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and the University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY. Dr. Kalmar is a Diplomate and current Director of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Past President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr. Kalmar is not associated with, employed by, nor consults for, any manufacturer, supplier, or retailer of dental instruments or materials.