Oral squamous cell carcinoma is an
aggressive epithelial malignancy that is the sixth most common neoplasm in the
world today. Despite numerous advances in treatment, including surgery,
chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the long-term survival has remained poor.
Further, radiotherapy can cause significant long-term morbidities. Therefore,
the dental team plays a critical role in both the early detection of
premalignant lesions and management of radiation sequela.
After this course, you will be able
to:Conduct a comprehensive visual tactile exam
and develop a differential diagnosis of common oral lesions\Discuss the findings of the new American Dental
Association oral cancer screening guidelinesDefine the role of dental professionals in identifying and managing
radiotherapy related morbidities