AGD2018 in New Orleans
TPRW1: Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer
Robert J.  Whitman Speaker: Robert J. Whitman MSE

Subject Code: 730 - Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Credits: 3

Session Type: Participation (Limited Seating Available)

Fee: $ 325.00

Audience: D, H, A, S, T, O, R

Oral cancer has risen each of the past seven years, and it is now affecting patients with no traditional risk factors. These trends have heightened the importance of a proper oral cancer screening protocol for all medical and dental professionals. Due to a 225-percent increase in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers, oral cancer is occurring in younger populations, changing the perception of whom to screen. This course will introduce recent and emerging technologies for early detection of oral cancer, including fluorescence technology and quantitative cytology, along with the importance of proper implementation. Clinical examples of these procedures and adjunctive screening options also will be provided.

Understand oral cancer rates and risk factors.
Learn proper oral cancer screening protocols, including interpretation of oral cancer screening with adjunctive technologies.
Improve patient communcation skills.