Successful management of the oral cancer patient requires a multi-discipline effort, in which the dental professional plays a critical role. An estimated 29,000 new cases of oral and pharyngeal will be diagnosed this year, many as a consequence of an oral screening provided by a dentist. Research over the past decade has produced several advances improving the profession's ability to diagnose, treat, and manage the short and long-term consequences of oral cancer. Ultimately, however, successful cancer therapy often incurs life-long impairments, which may adversely affect the patient's quality of life. As many of the impairments directly affect the oral cavity, the dentist will be frequently called upon to manage many of these impairments such as mucositis, xerostomia, increased caries, and disfigurement. This course will provide a review of the most contemporary approaches to manage the oral cancer patient, from diagnosis to management.
• The participants will learn about:
• Epidemiologic overview
• Cancer prevention
• Diagnostic/Screening modalities
• Contemporary treatment strategies
• During-treatment care
• After-treatment care
MICHAELL A. HUBER, D.D.S., received his dental degree from UT Health San Antonio, Dental School in 1980. He continued with postgraduate training in Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology at the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland in 1986 and received a Certificate in Oral Medicine in 1988. Upon his retirement from the United States Navy in 2002, he joined the faculty in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at UT Health San Antonio, Dental School. Dr. Huber is the Head of the Division of Oral Medicine.
Check-in: TBD, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
KDR Recipient: $198.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $190.00
(Course Code: 161883A) AGD Code: 730 Hours: 7