This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 730.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits. Synopsis:
This course provides the dental professional with a detailed understanding of common oral cancerous diseases that may be seen clinically in a dental office. Oral and oral pharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas are discussed as well as six additional conditions: verrucous, squamous cell (skin), basal cell, adenoid cystic and mucoepidermoid carcinomas as well as osteosarcoma and melanoma. The etiologies, risk factors, clinical manifestations, symptoms and treatment options for these diseases are emphasized.
This course is designed to complement another course created by Deborah Levin-Goldstein, Non-cancerous Oral Diseases that Every Dental Professional Should Know, which is accessible in the continuing education section of the Dentaltown website.
Description of Speaker:
Deborah Levin-Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.
She was a dental hygiene educator at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA for thirty-seven years. She retired from teaching in 2019 and practices clinically in private dental offices.
Deborah has presented numerous continuing education courses locally on a variety of topics to dental and dental hygiene societies. She presented courses nationally for Dentaltown and Hygienetown.
She has published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and is a contributing author for six chapters in the textbook, Head, Neck and Dental Anatomy, fourth edition.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
Describe the etiology of oral cancers. Compare and contrast the etiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, symptoms and treatment options for patients with oral and oral pharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Describe the etiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, symptoms and treatment options for patients with verrucous, squamous cell (skin), basal cell, adenoid cystic and mucoepidermoid carcinomas as well as osteosarcoma and melanoma. Describe the common clinical characteristics shared by these cancerous conditions. Disclosure:
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/author declares that neither he/she nor any member of his/her family have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial entities nor have been paid directly by dentists and other health professionals within the field of dentistry or health care.
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to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not
approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards
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For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
State CE Requirements:
for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education