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The Patient with Cancer Overview: Oral-Oropharyngeal, Pathophysiology, Therapies for Head & Neck and all Types of Cancers AND Immunology & Genetics-DENTAL CARE CONSIDERATIONS


[Includes coffee, a lite continental breakfast and complimentary LUNCH]                                 

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

{Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.}

Instructor:  Dr. Harold V. Cohen



 This program is a great overview of 2 very important topics affecting the dental team.   

 Cancer: Oral-Oropharyngeal: Pathophysiology, Therapies for Head & Neck  and all Types of Cancers

  • What causes cancer; Genetics, Loss of Immune System Defense, Virus Invasion
  • Dental Care Considerations When Managing a Patient with Cancer (Oral and Other Body Cancers)
  • What Physiologic Changes Lead to Cancer Initiation and Growth
  • Current Medical Management of Cancers
  • Oral/Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Dentist Role in Diagnosis and Management
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – A New Focus for Our Profession
  • With the increased life span, an increasing number of patients may experience cancer disease. Current patients may develop cancer pathologies and create a necessity for essential and appropriate care in the dental office. This presentation will review the above issues to establish guidance for the entire dental staff.

Overview: Immunology & Genetics:

Key Factors in Current & Future Medical & Dental Diagnosis & Management

Overview of the Human Immune System – Do not be “immune” to learning about this!

Understanding Genetics – DNA? – Do Not Abandon your attempt to Understand the Basics – Who you are and What you are

 The Immune System

  • Basic physiology of our immune system
  • How does the body fight off invaders?
  • What happens when the immune system overreacts?
  • Why can’t our immune system eliminate a cancer

An Introduction to Genetics

  • Who you are and what you are today and may be in the future – what’s happening inside your cells
  • How does the body make proteins to create all our tissues?
  • How does the body know which tissues to form?
  • Why do we “age?”
  • What are the genetic issues that can lead to diseases and cancers
  • What is the role of genetics in managing disease

Topics to be presented in an understandable manner so as not to confuse the listener

This program has useful information and is highly recommended for every dental team member

 Credits:        6 CEU’s  [AGD Codes: 018+024+754+ 755]        

[Includes a Complimentary LUNCH]     

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

{Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.}

Instructor:   Dr. Harold V. Cohen

Dr. Cohen is currently a Professor Emeritus at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ.  His previous position was Acting Division Director, Oral  Medicine/Department of Diagnostic Sciences.  For many years he ran a private general dental practice in Old Bridge, NJ with an adjunctive focus on Orofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders.  In his past role at Rutgers Dental, he oversaw dental care of medically complex patients. He now has significant interests centering on immunology and genetics, which will be significant dental and medical diagnostic and treatment considerations in the future.

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 06/30/2020. 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.

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