Presenter: John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Format: Audio - MP3 File Download $25 or Compact Disc $45
This course will examine and discuss the conventional, visual, and tactile examination of the dental patient, with an emphasis on the clinical features of precancerous and cancerous lesions. Case-based examples will be used to emphasize high-risk settings and physical characteristics that can help distinguish worrisome lesions from other conditions. Current data on the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with oral cancer and tonsillar cancer will be reviewed. The use of adjuncts in the detection and analysis of oral cancer and precancerous lesions, including recently available saliva-based tests, will be discussed. ?