Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

Oral Cancer Assessment and Pathology

October 11 - December 31, 2022

Seminar Topic: Oral Cancer Assessment and Pathology

Speaker: Dr. Hagen Klieb

Course Description:

In this eLearning course, Dr. Hagen Klieb, DMD, FRCD(C) provides a comprehensive review of the pathology, symptoms and diagnosis of oral cancer.

Video demonstrations of examination techniques are provided for each of the key areas for the general, intraoral, extraoral, and temporomandibular anatomy. A guided review of actual case samples displaying various types of oral cancer are presented including examples of false positives.

The legal responsibilities for dental practices and a list of the practice team members’ responsibilities by role are reviewed in a comprehensive legal reference guide.

The course further discusses the use of adjunctive screening devices and their role in relation to the visual and tactile examination including autofluorescence, chemiluminescent and vital tissue staining.

The course also provides a review of proper medical terminology to be used when documenting cases.

Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Key Learning Objectives:

  • The legal responsibilities surrounding oral cancer screening practices.
  • The background of oral cancer.
  • The importance of early detection.
  • The modalities of screening and treatment.
  • The survival rate statistics.
  • The reasons for late stage discovery.
  • How to describe the pathology of oral cancer.
  • How to recognize the symptoms of oral cancer.
  • The use of adjunctive screening aids and understand their use in relation to a visual and tactile examination.
  • How to thoroughly document an area suspected to be oral cancer.
  • How to describe the features of oral cancer using proper medical terminology.
  • How to perform the key stages of an examination including:- The general screening assessment.- The parotid screening assessment.- The temporomandibular screening assessment.- The lymph node screening assessment.- The intraoral screening assessment.


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