This course serves as a review of the clinical and microscopic features of oral premalignant lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma. The diagnosis and management of commonly encountered premalignant conditions of the oral cavity, such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia, will be discussed. In addition, this course will include a review of the varied clinical manifestations of oral squamous cell carcinoma. The role of soft tissue biopsy and biopsy techniques will also be covered.
- Recognize clinical lesions that are considered premalignant, such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia
- Understand the role of tissue biopsy in everyday clinical practice and when/how to biopsy lesions
- Recognize the varied clinical appearances of oral cancer
- Develop sound treatment strategies and referral systems for management of patients with potentially cancerous oral lesions
Instructor: Scott Peters, DDS
Dr. Peters is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Dental Medicine. He received his B.A. in History from Columbia University, his D.D.S. from Columbia University, and completed his post-graduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and the recipient of the Academy’s William G. Shafer Award. He is a member of the Columbia University Oral Diagnostics Biopsy Service, and the clinical oral pathology service located at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and provides oral pathology training to the dental residents at Kings County Hospital Center, Woodhull Hospital, and Harlem Hospital.
CDE Coursework Units: 1.5
Tuition: $59 (Due to the Joint Providership of this program with ACDE, UCSF Faculty and Staff discounts are not available.)
Tuition refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is canceled.
ACDE Joint Providership
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the Association for Dental Education (ACDE).