Completing a thorough medical history is an imperative step in the dental hygiene process of care. An examination of oral lesions that are manifestations of systemic diseases is discussed in this course. Etiology, clinical appearance, and treatment options of both common and uncommon conditions are included, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration with other health professionals.
Objectives: Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of current oral pathology knowledge when conducting intra/extra-oral exams.
- Describe oral symptoms of various systemic conditions as presented in cases.
- Compare/contrast lesions that can be considered in a differential diagnosis for each pathologic entity.
Speaker: Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
Ms. Lukes has been a dental hygienist for 41 years and holds advanced degrees in education. She is associate professor emmerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health and multicultural dental hygiene. Research was concentrated in migrant oral health, oral pathology and public health issues, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications. She held several professional leadership roles including past president of Illinois Dental Hygiene Association. Sherri is the recipient of numerous awards including Teacher of the Year Award while at SIU. She is an approved national speaker by the AADH where she hold a Fellowship status.
Disclosures: The speaker has disclosed that Waterpik, CloSys and Ivoclar have contributed to her honorarium. She is not an employee of these companies.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.
*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.