Oral Cancer Screening
This is a free CE program.
Speaker: Dr. Easwar Natarajan Credit Hours: 1.5 Subject Code: 730 – Oral medicine, oral diagnosis, oral pathology *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.
This webinar will cover the basics of oral examination and focus on detection of clinically suspicious lesion. A flow-chart based algorithm will be provided to help clinicians assess suspicious intraoral white lesions.
At the conclusion of this unit, when presented with a clinical scenario, attendees will be able to:
- Detect lesions that are clinically suspicious for cancer – extraoral, lips and intraoral
- Detect and distinguish between white oral plaques that are clinically suspicious and those that are benign
- Assess a patient presenting with a non-wipeable white intraoral plaque and make appropriate management recommendations
- Explain the significance of epithelial atypia, epithelial dysplasia and recommend appropriate management
- Critically assess the pros and cons of available adjunctive diagnostic tools i.e. fluorescence, genetic markers, viral tests etc.
Dr. Easwar Natarajan received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Bangalore University, India in 1998. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Oral Pathology and graduated with a Doctorate of Medical Sciences in Oral and Cancer Biology from Harvard University in 2005. Dr. Natarajan joined the faculty at UCONN Health in 2005, and is Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences. He teaches histology, general and oral pathology in the school’s pre-doctoral and graduate curricula. His research interests include the study of mechanisms that regulate epithelial carcinogenesis. Easwar is an associate in the University’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service, and sees patients referred for clinical diagnostic consultations. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.
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May 2, 2019
May 2, 2022