This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
Both dentists and hygienists play a critical role in the detection of oral cancer. This course reviews the demographics and risk factors relevant to oral cancer. Common diagnostic tools are discussed with attention to scenarios when these tools might be appropriate. The course also provides an overview of cancer staging.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Fayette Williams is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his DDS at the University of Tennessee and his MD and surgical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Williams then completed a two-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and is one of less than 30 oral surgeons in the USA who is fellowship-trained in both head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Williams maintains both an academic and private practice and is actively involved in training oral surgery residents from the University of Texas outhwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital residency in Dallas. Dr. Williams has authored multiple
textbook chapters and journal articles on oral cancer, and continues to pursue clinical research activities with his residents. He has lectured nationally on the surgical reconstruction of cancer-related defects. He is Vice-Chairman of the Cancer Committee at John Peter Smith Hospital
in Fort Worth, Texas, and a member of the Head & Neck Tumor Board at Baylor All Saints Hospital. Dr. Williams’ passion lies in the treatment and reconstruction of oral cancer and their related defects.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- 1. Understand the various forms of oral malignancy
- 2. Recognize the most common risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancer
- 3. Compare the various diagnostic adjuncts available
- 4. Describe the TNM system for cancer staging
The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering finacial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.
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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 Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
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 Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education