Program SummaryLeukoplakia, Erythroplakia and Erythroleukoplakia are oral premalignant lesions that predispose to the development of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), the most common malignancy of the oral cavity. This course will prepare members of the dental team to play an active role in the diagnosis and management of these diseases. It is well recognized that timely diagnosis greatly improves cure rates and quality of life of affected patients. Dentists are the primary health care professionals that possess the best knowledge and skills to diagnose oral premalignant lesions and SCC. Therefore, refining these skills is the best approach to improve prognosis and treatment outcome. Using clinical cases of oral premalignant lesions and SCC, speakers will underline the features that should make the clinician consider these diseases in the differential diagnosis of an oral lesion and proceed with the appropriate management including biopsy or referral. Known risk factors (tobacco, alcohol, HPV, etc.) as well as mechanisms by which these factors predispose to the development of oral premalignant lesions and SCC will be presented. Emphasis will be made on the relationship between smoking and disease development. Practical suggestions regarding smoking cessation counselling will be presented: How can the dental team help patients quit smoking? What are the resources available for patients and healthcare providers? Which patients can use best these resources?A large number of screening tools for oral premalignant lesions and SCC exist. Dentists are continuously solicited to include these tools in their practice. An objective review of some of the available tools will be presented in order to allow the dental team to understand their indications and their usefulness in everyday practice. Special emphasis will be made on the role of the biopsy in the definitive diagnosis of oral premalignant lesions and SCC.Treatment of oral SCC involves surgery, radiotherapy and sometimes chemotherapy. The role of surgery as a primary treatment modality will be presented followed by a discussion on the indications of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This course also will allow the dental team to prepare a patient for oral cancer treatment and to manage complications secondary to this treatment. Course Objectives● Understand the role of risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol and HPV in the development of oral premalignant lesions and oral SCC● Participate actively in the process of smoking cessation and recognise the resources available to health care professionals and patients to achieve this goal● Establish a diagnosis and participate actively in the management of oral premalignant lesions ● Understand the role and the clinical applications of available screening tools for oral premalignant lesions and oral SCC● Allow the dental team to participate actively in the preparation of patients undergoing treatment for oral SCC and in the management of complications secondary to this treatment● Interact with an oral cancer survivor and understand the patient's perspective
Adel Kauzman DBDS, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Kauzman obtained his DMD from Université de Montréal in 1998. He completed his specialty training in Oral Medicine and in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Toronto where he obtained a Master degree in Science. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the current President of the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine. Dr. Kauzman is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of Université de Montréal. He maintains an active private practice in Oral Medicine in Mont Royal. He is affiliated with the Notre-Dame Hospital of the CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal).
We are a short street corner away from the McGill Metro Station (exit McGill College Avenue). Parking is available in our building on a first-come-first-served basis. Cost is currently $6 evenings and weekends. The parking entrance is at the corner of Victoria and President Kennedy streets.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMEastern Time Zone
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