Head and Neck Cancer Exam for the Dental Team


CE Hours:   3   Lecture

Jennifer Frustino, DDS,
attending dentist. Department of  Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. Erie County Medical Center and former attending dentist, division of oral medicine and dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Instructor of Oral Medicine, department of oral medicine, infection, and immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Oral and oropharyngeal tumors, cervical lymph node metastases, salivary gland disease, and TMJ disorders are some examples of the head and neck pathology that can be detected with a thorough intra-oral and extra-oral examination.  Clinical examples of conditions that may be detected will be discussed and the proper technique to perform a comprehensive examination and biopsy will be presented.


  • Understand the significance of clinical abnormalities that may present in the soft tissues of the face, neck, perioral region, and oral cavity
  • Be familiar with adjunctive techniques for examination and early diagnosis of oral potentially malignant lesions and cancer
  • Know when to biopsy and how to perform the procedure

Recommended Audience:  Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist

Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date.

  • Where

  • Massachusetts Dental Society
    Two Willow Street
    Suite 202
    Southboro, Massachusetts 01745

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