The Harvard School of Dental Medicine and StrataDx are presenting the latest in detection and treatment of mucosal disease. The lectures are designed to provide oral surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists further education on topics related to oral pathology. All content is provided through the virtual platform with interactive questions and answer session with the course faculty.
All lectures in EST
- Gain an understanding of the cancer-immunity cycle
- Learn the mechanism of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how they are used in head and neck cancer
- Appreciate the spectrum of novel immunotherapeutics in development for cancer
10:00am-11:00am: Oral White Lesions and New Concepts of Oral Leukoplakia by Sook-Bin Woo DMD, FDSRCS (Edin)
- Learn to distinguish between reactive white lesions and leukoplakia
- Understand that even lesions that do not show dysplasia already carry dysplasia and cancer mutations
- Learn the advantages and disadvantages of noninvasive techniques such as brush biopsy and autofluorescence for diagnosis of precancerous lesions
- Learn to use topical chemotherapy for vermilion dysplasias
15 minute break
11:15am-12:15pm: Update on HPV and Molecular Changes in Odontogenic Cysts and Tumors by Sook-Bin Woo DMD, FDSRCS (Edin)
- Understand the difference between smoking- and HPV-associated head and neck cancer
- Know that odontogenic keratocyst and odontogenic tumors as well as bone lesions cyst carry mutations
- Be aware that treatments for such lesions will change as a result of lesions carrying targetable mutations
45 minute break
1:00pm-2:00pm: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Oral Ulcerative Conditions by Vikki Noonan DMD, DMSc
- Gain an understanding of the etiology of a variety of common oral ulcerative conditions
- Define key clinical features that distinguish amongst oral ulcerative conditions
- Appreciate diagnostic strategies and therapeutic approaches for patient management
2:00pm-3:00pm: Interesting Cases in Oral Pathology: Systemic Diseases with Oral Manifestations and Other Diagnostic Challenges by Vikki Noonan DMD, DMSc
- Recognize that oral lesions may be the herald of systemic disease
- Understand the role of oral health care providers in the early detection of systemic conditions
- Gain insight regarding a selection of systemic conditions that may present with oral manifestations
15 minute break
3:15pm-4:15pm: Tips and Hints to Aid in Successful Radiographic Interpretation by Bernard Friedland, BDS, MSc JD
- Learn to identify the radiographic features of lesions, including their location, borders, internal structure and effect on adjacent structures
- Learn to use those features to distinguish between normal anatomy, benign and malignant lesions in order to arrive at a differential diagnosis
- Gain an understanding of radiographic findings that indicate that a biopsy and/or treatment is required and those that do not require such follow-up, or that there is no urgency for a biopsy or treatment
Your opportunity to ask questions to our speakers
Glenn Hanna, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Hanna completed his fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2016. Prior to this, he earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2010, where he graduated summa cum laude, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Kober Medalist for academic excellence. He joined the faculty of the Center for Head and Neck Oncology in 2017. Dr. Hanna’s clinical and translational research efforts are focused on both molecular and immunologic biomarker discovery to foster precision medicine approaches to treat head and neck cancers and improve patient outcomes. He maintains foundation and industry support to explore immuno-oncology approaches to treat head and neck cancers and high-risk oral precancerous lesions using novel combination immune checkpoint blockade, intra-tumoral injectables, and immune effector cell (IEC) therapies.
Conflict of Interest by Speaker: (Grant/Research Support)Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exicure, GlaxoSmithKline, NantKwest/Altor Bioscience, Kite Pharma, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Kartos Therapeutics, Elevar, ASCO/CCF, V Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research: (Consultant/Honorarium) Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Maverick Therapeutics, Merck, Kura, Sanofi Genzyme, Bio-Rads, Prelude, Bicara, Exicur: (Other financial or material support) expert witness for Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP
Sook-Bin Woo, DMD, FDSRCS (Edin)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Woo is Associate Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and graduate program director for oral and maxillofacial pathology. She received her oral pathology training in Indiana University and Harvard University, her head and neck pathology training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY, and her oral medicine training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is board-certified in both oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral medicine and is co-director of the Center for Oral Pathology at StrataDx, a pathology laboratory in Lexington, MA. She cares for patients at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has published many articles and the second edition of Atlas in Oral Pathology was released in fall 2016. She received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2012.
Conflict of Interest by Speaker: (Grant/Research Support) Bristol Myers Squibb: (Consultant) Novartis, StrataDx
Vikki Noonan, DMD, DMSc
Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Noonan is Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Oral Pathology at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and is an Associate Pathologist at StrataDx. She received her oral pathology training at Harvard University. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. She cares for clinical oral pathology patients in the Boston University Oral Surgery Group practice at Boston Medical Center.
Conflict of Interest by Speaker: (Grant/Research Support) None Reported: (Consultant) StrataDx
Bernard Friedland, BDS, MSc JD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Friedland earned his dental degree from University of Stellenbosch School of Dentistry and trained in oral radiology at the University of Toronto School of Dentistry. He is Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He heads the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and is responsible for teaching all pre- and post-doctoral radiology courses. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. His clinical interests include the radiographic diagnosis of conditions affecting the jaws, as well as the use of digital imaging modalities in dentistry. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and has also published widely in the medico-legal and ethics literature.
Conflict of Interest by Speaker: None Reported
Register by April 22, 2021 to Reserve Your Spot
This virtual symposium event will be hosted by The Harvard School of Dental Medicine on April 24, 2021.
- Webinar will be presented via Zoom. Session login will be sent to your registered email address after completing registration.
- Cancellation 7 days before the course will be eligible for full refund. No refund will be made within 7 days of the course date.
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- Symposium is supported by a grant from StrataDx. Participant information will be shared with StrataDx.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine 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. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine designated this activity for 6 continuing education credits.