Oral Pathology: What Are We Looking For? Wednesday, October 14, 2020; Live Webinar

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  • $39.00

It is essential for dental professionals to perform a thorough extra and intraoral exam on patients and recognize what they are looking at.  New CoViD lesions and many other oral findings encountered by dental professionals will be addressed in this webinar.

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  • CEUs
    2
  • Date
    October 14, 2020
  • Day
    Wednesday Morning
  • Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
  • Location
    USA
  • Region
    International, National
  • Target Audience
    Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Teaching Method
    Lecture power point and Q&A
  • Course Materials
    None
  • Course Number
    F20AP

A review of normal findings that can be confused with oral pathology will be presented. Terminology by oral pathologists and surgeons will be defined. The diagnostic process will be applied to the work up a differential diagnosis of oral lesions. Multiple causes and etiologies for oral lesions and oral pathology will be presented, with emphasis on diagnostic pearls and treatment options.

Objectives: The participant will be able to:

  • Define the terminology used to describe oral lesions
  • Describe the common variants of “Normal”
  • Recognize the clinical features of common oral lesions
  • Understand the many causes of oral lesions, and understand the etiological basis for diagnosis and treatment
  • Work up an oral lesion that is found during routine dental examination
  • Make a referral when an oral lesion requires specialty consultation
  • Describe the different types of biopsies that might be employed
  • Discuss the common treatment modalities for many oral lesions
  • Understand the different types and the progression of oral cancer


Speaker:  Anthony Petito, DDS, MD, Maxillofacial Surgeon

Anthony Petito received his DDS from the University of Maryland and his MD from the University of Connecticut. After completing an internship in General Surgery, he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a fellowship in Orthognathic and Reconstructive Jaw Surgery. He is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology. He holds Fellowship status in The American College of Surgeons and The American College of Dentists. 

Dr. Petito served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown Medical School, and the Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He retired from Hospital practice in 2016, after 17 years.  He currently practices office based oral surgery, with emphasis on anesthesia, dental implantology, and oral medicine.

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 has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/2014 – 12/2021). 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 (1/1-12/31/20)  Retain this record as verification of attendance for license compliance requirements. Questions or complaints should be directed to PLS, 203-261-2857, jturcotte@pls.org or the ADA.                                                                      


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