More than 50% of oral cancer cases are diagnosed after they have spread. Nearly 35,310 new oral cavity and pharynx cancer cases will be diagnosed and more than 7,590 will die in the US in 2008 (The American Cancer Society). This course reflects some of the most current research and findings regarding oral cancer. This course will equip oral health care providers with the knowledge to help reduce the morbidity and mortality of oral cancer through preventive activities such as early detection and risk factor modification.
This course fulfills the New York State mandated oral cancer and smoking cessation requirement.
At the end of this course the dentist will:
Recognize and diagnose oral precancerous and cancerous lesions
Understand the significance of red, white and other oral lesions
Recognize indicators requiring a biopsy and the various biopsy techniques available to them
Gain an overall understanding of prevention and early detection for oral cancer
Better understand the dental team`s role in educating patients of the dangers of tobacco and develop interventions for their patients
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.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto.cerp