Dentaltown July 2014 - (Page 130)

continuing education feature by Fayette Williams, DDS, MD This print or PDF course is a written self-instructional article with adjunct images and is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media. Participants will receive verification shortly after Farran Media receives the completed post-test. See instructions on page 136. AGD Code: 730 Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association 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 of dentistry. Abstract 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. Objectives 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 1. Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2015 Provider ID#304396 In the United States, oral cancer is diagnosed in more than 23,000 patients every year. Approximately 5,300 patients die of this disease yearly. Squamous cell carcinoma is the predominant form of oral cancer, comprising more than 90 percent of malignant pathology. Less common oral malignancies include salivary gland tumors, melanoma, lymphoma and mesenchymal tumors. Oral cancer has historically been a disease of older age, with an average age of 63 at the time of diagnosis. However, younger patients (under 40) have shown a disturbing increase in oral cancer incidence over recent years.1 Multiple risk factors for oral cancer have been identified. Tobacco smoking is the strongest independent risk factor with a relative risk up to eight times that of non-smokers.2 Smoking Horner, M.J., et al., U.S. geographic distribution of prevaccine era cervical cancer screening, incidence, stage, and mortality. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2011. 20(4): p. 591-9. continued on page 132 130 JULY 2014 »

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown July 2014 Highlights
Howard Speaks: Why Two Out of Three Cavities Go Untreated
Professional Courtesy: Appsolutely Amazing
Continuing Education Update
Ethical Dilemma: Don’t Underestimate the Embezzler
Money Versus Doctor
Full Arch Reconstruction
New Technique Ideas Please!
What is Normal in Terms of Transition from One Dentist to Another?
Open Sinus Lift
Look Before You Leap: Lessons from the Field
A Tale of Inherited Problems
Retire in Practice
You Should Know: Diashine
Townie Choice Awards Product Showcase
Product/Service Extras
Dentaltown Research: Periodontics, Product/Service Extra
Continuing Education: Oral Cancer in the Dental Office
What’s on Your Tray?
Ad Index
Product Profile: Synergy Dental Partners
Perio Reports
Perio Program Series—Step 3: Create a Plan
Dentally Incorrect

Dentaltown July 2014