Oral Medicine in Clinical Practice

UCSF Parnassus Campus

Following guidance from UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to practice social distancing and limit non-essential group gatherings, we are postponing the courses scheduled on Saturday, March 14 & Saturday, March 28.

This program is designed for general dental practitioners, periodontists and dental hygienists who are interested in learning about and updating their knowledge base on the wide range of oral diseases that a practitioner may encounter. This course will discuss how to recognize and manage oral mucosal inflammatory diseases and oral pre-cancer, manage salivary hypofunction, and will provide an update on the role of the Human Papilloma Virus in oropharyngeal cancer. Topic experts will provide interactive seminars providing ample opportunity to discuss problems that clinicians can encounter and what to do about them. Practical tips supplemented with real life examples will be offered that will help clinicians develop an efficient approach to recognizing and managing these conditions.

Course Benefits:

  • Discuss how to diagnose and manage oral mucosal inflammatory diseases following standard of care, and when to refer their patients to the Oral Medicine specialty clinic
  • Learn to screen for pre-cancerous lesions, when to refer their patients to the Oral Medicine specialty clinic, and how to talk to their patients about such referral
  • Receive practical tips supplemented with real life examples to optimize the doctor-hygienist collaboration in the care of patients with mucosal diseases

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify common oral mucosal diseases encountered among dental patients
  • Measure objective signs of salivary hypofunction, and manage the oral complications associated with this condition
  • Establish a differential diagnosis of leukoplakia/erythroplakia encountered among dental patients

Intended Audience:

This course should be of value to general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists and dental assistant.


Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD

Ava Wu, DDS

Caroline Shiboski, DDS, MPH, PhD

Daniel Ramos, DDS, PhDS

Elena Ortega, RDH, MS

Kyle Jones, DDS, PhD

Piri Veluppillai, DDS

CDE Coursework Units:
8 Category I Units

Dentist - $299
Auxiliary - $229

Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 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 cancelled