When, Why and How to Biopsy Oral Mucosal Lesions

Summary

 

CE Hours   3    Workshop Plus (Speaker lecture with hands-on demonstration of biopsy techniques)

Speaker:
Mark A. Lerman, DMD, diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 
assistant clinical professor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, attending dentist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, division of oral medicine and dentistry

Even the most frequently seen conditions in oral pathology may be diagnostically challenging to clinicians who do not encounter them regularly. This presentation will help in the identification of both common innocuous and the more clinically significant lesions, including the atypical presentations that vary from classic textbook pictures. The demonstration that follows is designed to help general dentists and specialists alike to feel comfortable performing uncomplicated soft tissue biopsies in their offices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn differential diagnosis of the most commonly encountered oral infections, immune-mediated diseases, and tumors
  • Review management strategies, including pharmacologic treatments
  • Investigate indications for biopsy and alternative diagnostic procedures
  • Compare punch and scalpel biopsy techniques

 Recommended Audience: 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
    508-480-9797

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