AGD2017 Las Vegas
L11: Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions

L11: Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions: An Interactive Lecture Using Audience Response Polling

John L. Alonge, MS, DDS

Subject: 739Diagnosis of Oral Pathology

Credits: 3 (Participation)

Friday, July 14: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Audience: D, R, ST

Fee: $60

Location: Emperor's Level, Augustus II

Speaker Bio: Erie, Pennsylvania; private practice; member, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Examination Committee; clinical professor, LECOM School of Dental Medicine Erie Outreach Clinic

Description: The development of a working differential diagnosis is one of the most difficult tasks in the diagnostic sequence. During this course, attendees will have the opportunity to build their confidence with the diagnosis of oral lesions. Clinical case presentations focusing on a variety of pathological conditions and the use of an audience response polling system will help engage attendees in the decision-making process. Attendees will leave this program with a fresh perspective on oral pathology and understand the information needed to identify and diagnose oral lesions that are encountered in daily practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to recognize the diagnostic process required to formulate a diagnosis.
  • Be able to formulate differential diagnoses of soft-tissue and radiographic lesions.
  • Be able to recognize the etiology and management of various oral pathological conditions.
  • Be able to determine when to biopsy and when to refer treatment.