This course will cover multiple lesions encountered by the dental professional plus a variety of lesions rarely seen in the clinical setting. The audience will see a clinical, radiographic or histologic slide, given a brief description of the lesion in question and asked: “What is this?” Answers and detailed discussion will follow. The diagnostic process will be applied to all lesions and conditions which will be taken from inflammatory, autoimmune and infectious diseases, genetic and developmental conditions, neoplasia, and oral manifestations of systemic disease.
Objectives: The participant will be able to:
- Define the following and describe the most significant oral clinical feature: acromegaly, agranulocytosis, alcoholic hepatitis.
- Recognize the clinical features of: amelogenesis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta, anorexia nervosa, hypohedrotic ectodermal dysplasia, iron deficiency anemia.
- Define and describe the following lesions and state the most common location for each: ameloblastoma, dentigerous cyst, periapical cemento- osseous dysplasia, dens in dente, gingival cyst.
- Differentiate between internal and external resorption.
- Identify which diagnostic process contributes the most to the following: erythema multiforme, fibroma, fordyce granules, gemination, hemophilia.
- Define leokoplakia and erythroplakia . Which one is seen most often? Which one is most often malignant?
- Describe clinical features of all forms of lichen planus.
- List the names of five lesions or conditions commonly found on the tongue.
- Understand the histologic difference between pemphigus and pemphigoid.
- Describe the clinical features and location for: ranula, necrotizing sialometaplasia and pleomorphic adenoma.
- Describe the forms of Erythema Multiform and the TEN category of the most severe form.
- Describe the OKC radiographic and histologic features and prognosis.
Speaker: Olga A. C. Ibsen RDH, MS, FAADH
Ms. Ibsen is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut and formerly an Adjunct Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. She has made significant contributions to the Dental Hygiene Profession as an educator, clinician, author and editor. She has been a part of the clinical practice of Dental Hygiene for over thirty five years.
Ms. Ibsen has co-authored the text Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, published by Elsevier, now in its 7th Edition. She is a contributing author to all eight editions of Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene and to Mosby’s Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.
Ms. Ibsen presents continuing education courses on Oral Pathology at dental and dental hygiene meetings, nationally and internationally. She is a Consultant Member to the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (formerly NERB) where she prepares and evaluates test questions. Additionally, she serves on the editorial advisory board for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene . In June 2016, she received The Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene, from the American Dental Hygienists Association and in June 2017 she received the Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award from Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
Caution: ADACERP guidelines states that participants must be aware that there may be potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not received supervised clinical experience or demonstrate competency.
Disclosure: The speaker's honorarium is sponsored by Philips, makers of Sonicare.
Lead Sponsor: PLS is grateful to Philips, makers of Sonicare
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS) CT
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