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DENTAL CONN: “What Is This? A Few Common Clinical Oral Pathology Challenges”

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 What is This? A Few Common Clinical Oral Pathology Challenges”


THE DATE - Tuesday, March 13, 2018                                   

THE TIME - Registration – 5:15, Dinner 5:30 pm, Lecture – 6:45 – 8:45 pm

THE PLACE - The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

THE TOPICSome common symptomatic oral mucosal conditions can present with superficially similar clinical features. For clinicians (and their affected patients), this can generate diagnostic challenges with implications for appropriate disease management. However, if we can recognize the classic historical and clinical distinguishing features of these diverse conditions, and understand why or how they happen, we are more likely to arrive at a correct diagnoses, and offer our patients the most appropriate treatment options. Through illustrative cases we will select a few frequently encountered diseases characterized by oral mucosal ulceration, and compare and contrast their classic clinical presentations, histories, and the diagnostic features that help us to distinguish them from one another.

THE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, attendees will:

1.      Know the classic clinical-historical features of a few frequently encountered ulcerative and blistering oral mucosal conditions

2.      Know the distinguishing differences among conditions that can appear clinically similar

3.      Know the correct approach to establishing diagnoses

4.      Know the options for appropriate disease management and follow up

THE SPEAKER:  Dr. Ellen Eisenberg is Professor and Section Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and Associate Professor, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the School of Medicine. She co-directs both the academic and clinical oral pathology teaching programs at UConn Health, and UConn’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. She sees patients for clinical diagnostic consultation and management of conditions affecting the oral mucosa and jaws. Dr. Eisenberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and a longstanding Fellow of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. She has investigated, published and spoken on subjects ranging from diseases of bone, immune-mediated mucocutaneous diseases, and oral cancer and potentially malignant oral lesions.

Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Eisenberg has no commercial conflicts to disclose.

THE FOODThe Log Cabin Buffet


                 Recommended audience:  Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Office Personnel and Dentists.

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In an effort to streamline our registration process and control costs, the Valley District Dental Society has implemented an online registration/payment portal.  Visit and select the correct ticket types for Doctors, Auxiliaries, or Students in your practice.  You will be asked for the names of all attendees and can pay using a credit or debit card.  Please print your tickets & bring them with you. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MARCH 6, 2018.

Regular registration runs through February 26th at the following rates:

Doctor - $53                            Auxiliary - $37                       Student - $27

Late registration runs from February 27th through March 6th at the following rates:

Doctor - $58                            Auxiliary - $43                       Student - $32

NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 6th.  There is no registration at the door.  If you would like to pay by check or call in credit card information to Amy at any time prior to March 6th, please be aware that an additional $5 fee per person will apply. You may call Amy at the Valley District Dental Society at 413-568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays from 10a.m. until 3p.m.



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