The UNC Adams School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE LIVE Webinar Series.”
This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.
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.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- 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