Contemporary Oral Pathology (Morning)

Dental Oncology for the Restorative Dental Team (Afternoon)

Friday, April 3, 2020
The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

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John Kalmar, DMD, PhD

Clinical Professor and Graduate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3.5 CE Credits)
Contemporary Oral Pathology

  • Review the use of history, clinical features and follow-up evaluation in the diagnosis and management of common and potentially serious conditions associated with oral ulcers and vesiculo-erosive disease
  • Re-examine the clinical and radiographic features of common and significant odontogenic cysts and tumors together with current management strategies
  • Review the diagnostic features of common and biologically aggressive skin lesions of the face and neck as well as the indications for patient referral

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Matthew Messina, DDS
Assistant Professor-Practice
Clinic Director, Ohio State Upper Arlington Dentistry
Interim Director, Dental Oncology Clinic
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (3.5 CE Credits)
Bad to the Bone: Dental Oncology for the Restorative Dental Team
  • Develop an understanding of the nature of dental oncology patients, including those undergoing radiation therapy, anti-resorptive therapy and immunosuppressive therapy
  • Develop an appreciation for the value of proper consultation with other members of the cancer treatment team. Cancer-specific guidelines will be presented for effective consultation with our medical colleagues
  • Develop an understanding of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), including the dental implications of both conditions
  • Develop a rationale for comprehensive case assessment and treatment planning for restorative dental care of the oncology patient. Post-treatment supportive strategies will also be discussed

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