Learn Latest About Oral Pathology for Physicians on Webcast

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn Latest About Oral Pathology for Physicians on Webcast. In your medical training, you don’t always get much education on oral health and pathology, but disease of the mouth are extremely common. For example, worldwide, dental caries is the single most common chronic condition affecting 2.5 billion people. Nearly a billion people also have severe gum disease. And, many patients do not have a dental home meaning they often present to physicians for oral complaints. A 2003 study showed that in a 4 year period, there were nearly 3 million Emergency Department visits in the United States for dental complaints. There are of course many other conditions that can affect the mouth than dental caries or broken teeth.

For this webcast, we’ve invited two of Ohio State University’s Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology experts to discuss common Oral pathology. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Dentistry Dr Kristin McNamara and Professor of Dentistry, Dr John Kalmar.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand the clinical presentations of oral fungal infections.
  • Be able to distinguish the likely etiology of various forms of oral ulcers based upon history and clinical characteristics

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Training
  • Oral Pathologist Role
  • Underlying disease
  • Thrush and Breastfeeding
  • HPV and Head & Neck Cancers
  • Timing of Workup

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.