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]
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.