ORAL PATHOLOGY 101: What Every General Dentist Must Know with Dr. Sonal Shah

October 21, 2023 1:00 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT)

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Due to popular demand after Dr. Shah's 1-hour webinar during the AGD Region 01 Speaker Series, Massachusetts AGD is bringing her back! All the way from Las Vegas, Dr. Shah is joining us in-person to further discuss Oral Pathology! 

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023, Breakfast starts at 8:30 am , Lecture 9:00 am -4:00 pm

Location: Straumann Headquarter, 60 Minuteman Rd, Andover, MA 01810

CE Credits: 6CEU

Early Bird Price Until 8/31/23

      AGD Member Dentists: $200 || Non-member Dentists: $300 || Students: $100 || Staff: $100

Regular Price

      AGD Member Dentists: $250 || Non-member Dentists: $350 || Students: $150 || Staff: $150

Course Description:

This course will provide a fundamental overview of oral pathology lesions and diseases that the general dental practitioner must know for the competent care of patients. In the morning session, the steps of performing a comprehensive extra-oral and intra-oral exam will be detailed. Normal variants and common oral lesions, along with significant findings such as oral cancers, encountered in each specific location of the oral cavity will be described. The appropriate treatment of these lesions will also be included. The afternoon session will focus on the diagnosis and management of oral mucosal diseases. These diseases will range from recurrent oral aphthous and herpetic ulcers to candidiasis to the auto-immune conditions classified under the clinical diagnosis of desquamative gingivitis, which include lichen planus, mucous membrane pemphigoid, erythema multiforme and the life-threatening pemphigus vulgaris. Lesions and diseases that should be referred to an oral pathologist or oral medicine specialist for appropriate management will be identified. Interactive patient cases to encourage audience participation will be included at the end of both sessions.

Course Objectives/Goals:

1. List the steps of a comprehensive extra-oral and intra-oral exam and recognize normal structures and variants of normal.

2. Identify common oral lesions and significant conditions such as oral cancers found in each specific site of the oral cavity and describe their management.

3. Diagnose oral mucosal diseases including oral ulcers, candidiasis, and autoimmune conditions that fall under the category of desquamative gingivitis.

4. Describe treatment options for oral mucosal diseases and recognize the conditions that require referral to an oral pathologist or oral medicine specialist.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sonal S. Shah is a board-certified oral pathologist and oral medicine clinician. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. In addition to teaching dental students/residents and signing out cases in the UNLV Oral Path Biopsy Service, she diagnoses and treats patients with a wide range of oral lesions and diseases in the UNLV Faculty Dental Practice, along with performing soft tissue biopsies and small surgical excisions. Dr. Shah has over 15 years of experience in both academia and private practice. She was previously faculty at New York University and was appointed Director of the NYU Oral Medicine Clinic. After leaving NYU, she maintained 2 clinical oral pathology private practices in NYC.

Dr. Shah has given numerous presentations and CE courses at prominent national meetings and dental societies, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Greater New York Dental Meeting. She holds several leadership positions in national organizations including the American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, American Dental Education Association and the INBDE Test Construction Committee. She is an appointed CODA site visitor for the accreditation of oral pathology residency programs in the US. Dr. Shah has presented numerous posters and abstracts at national meetings, published several articles and reviews manuscripts for several dental journals. She is a strong supporter of organized dentistry and serves as Chair of the CE Committee and as an ADA Nevada state delegate representing the Southern Nevada Dental Society.

Dr. Shah is an advocate for oral cancer awareness and early detection. She was recently invited by the American Cancer Society to participate in a panel discussion about the dental community’s role in promoting HPV vaccination to help prevent oropharyngeal and other cancers. She is currently involved with projects involving the early detection of oral cancer through salivary biomarkers and the development of an artificial intelligence application for oral lesion diagnosis. She also is a clinical advisory board member and consultant for several private companies.

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