7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Prevention & Early Detection of Oral Cancer: Dental Care of Patients with Oral Cancer AND Oral Health Considerations in HIV Disease-[AGD Code: #739+#755]


{ Includes a light breakfast-Coffee And… PLUS  LUNCH }

Instructor:  Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh



Prevention and Early Detection of Oral Cancer: A Professional Responsibility: Dental Care of Patients with Oral Cancer

Learning Objectives:

  • Epidemiology and risk factors for oral cancer
  • Clinical features of advanced oral cancer, therapeutic complications & morbidities with Tx of advanced oral malignancy
  • Impact of early detection on improving survival rate
  • How current or previous therapy would impacts dental care
  • Clinical spectrum and management of oral pre-cancer
  • Role of adjunct techniques in early detection of oral pre-malignant lesions and documentation process

Course Description:

More than 50,000 cases of oral and Oropharyngeal cancers are diagnosed and about 10,000 die from this disease in US each year. Despite recent advances, this mortality figure has remained unchanged for several decades primarily due to late stage diagnosis.  Early detection of oral cancer dramatically improves prognosis allowing dental practitioners a unique and essential opportunity for service to their patient. Through illustrated case presentations, this program reviews

Oral Health Considerations in HIV Disease

Learning Objectives: This program helps participants;

  • Understand potential impact of HIV disease on oral health and provision of dental care
  • Take relevant history, identify co-morbid conditions and assess patient’s medical stability for safe delivery of oral health care
  • Understand the spectrum of oral manifestations, oral malignancies, and opportunistic infections in HIV disease.
  • Learn about pertinent diagnostic and management strategies
  • Learn about the process of rapid HIV testing in the dental settings and its impact on public health
  • Increase their confidence and skills for delivering comprehensive HIV oral health care in private practice.

Course Description:

Although the advent of effective antiretroviral medications has dramatically reduced HIV-related mortality and changed this disease into a chronic condition, HIV infection continues to be a major public health concern. Irrespective of where you practice, HIV is likely to have found its way into your patient base! This program updates participants on the spectrum of oral manifestations including oral malignancies associated with HIV disease, and reviews appropriate risk assessment algorithm for safe delivery of oral health care to those infected with HIV.

 Credits:        7 CEU’s [AGD Code: #739+#755]    { Includes a light breakfast-Coffee And… PLUS  LUNCH }

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

Additional information


Sunday October 1, 2023 / Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ