7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Evaluation of Oral Soft Tissue Lesions: A Practical Approach AND Oral Pathology-Oral Medicine Case Reviews




Evaluation of Oral Soft Tissue Lesions: A Practical Approach

Learning Objectives:  This program helps participants to:

  • Identify which lesions may be diagnosed clinically and how?
  • Identify how long should one “watch” a lesion?
  • Describe which lesions should be assessed immediately/referred?
  • Distinguish between the indications for a biopsy and different types of biopsy techniques
  • Explain when and how to use adjunct diagnostic procedures to screen red/white lesions
  • Describe how to treat commonly occurring conditions: traumatic ulcers, canker sores, fever blisters, pyogenic granulomas, ANUG, thrush, angular cheilitis, hairy tongue,  symptomatic geographic tongue, etc.
  • Outline the role of the dentist in diagnosing and managing oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Describe the follow-up regimen and documentation process

Course Description:

In addition to examining the dental and periodontal structures, the oral health practitioner is required to be familiar with the plethora of oral lesions which can present in the oral cavity.  This interactive, case-based presentation will provide practical guidelines for accurate initial assessment of lesions most commonly seen in the dental office and provide the oral health care provider with a level of comfort when he/she must make clinical decisions regarding management.

Oral Pathology- Oral Medicine Case Reviews

Learning Objectives:  This program helps participants to:

  • Accurately categorize oral lesions to narrow down differential diagnosis
  • Apply appropriate descriptive terminology in documenting oral lesions
  • Develop a prioritized list of differential diagnosis consistent with available data
  • Identify pertinent diagnostic procedures: imaging, auscultation, vitality testing, aspiration, blood tests, biopsy, etc.
  • Select appropriate site for biopsy when indicated
  • Recognize salient histological features leading to definitive diagnosis
  • Apply clinical pearls to appropriate management of cases discussed

Course Description:

This interactive program presents a broad spectrum of soft and hard tissue pathologies dental providers may encounter in daily practice. For each case, presenter provides patient’s chief complaint as well as pertinent clinical and radiographic data and invites the audience to participate in discussions regarding clinical categorization, appropriate description, diagnostic evaluation and management of oral abnormalities. Presenter, then, discloses diagnosis and emphasizes clinical pearls regarding the case management. 

*This program is for the full dental staffno prior skills are needed to attend

Credits:       7 CEUs   [AGD Code #738 and #739]    { Includes Complimentary  LUNCH }

Location:     DSI: 7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ

Instructor:   Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh

Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh obtained her B.Sc. & DMD degrees  as well as her GPR certificate from the Univ. of British Columbia; Canada and practiced general dentistry. She completed her Oral Medicine fellowship & MSD degree at Rutgers School-Dental Medicine. She is a professor of Oral Medicine & an attending at the Univ. Hospital. Dr. Fatahzadeh is a diplomat of American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as director of pre & post-doctoral oral medicine training at the Rutgers School-Dental Medicine.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 12/31/2024. 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 boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


Sunday, October 20, 2024 9:00am-4:30pm EST Location: DSI, Fairfield