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Oral Pathology Revisited410-706-2282

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Presented by: John Basile, DDS, DMSc, Rania H. Younis, BDS, MSD, PhD, Bernard Levy, DDS, MSD, and Karen Garber, DMD

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Basile

John Basile, DDS, DMSc

Dr. Basile received his DDS from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a one-year dental residency at the VA Hospital in Washington, D.C. After practicing dentistry for three years, he began his oral pathology and research training at Harvard Dental School, becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and graduating with a degree in oral biology in 2002. Basile served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH, in Bethesda, Md., before joining UMSOD as an assistant professor. He is also a member of the molecular and structural biology branch of the Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Basile has been a board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist since 2008.

Dr. Younis
Rania H. Younis, BDS, MDS, PhD

Dr. Younis received her BDS and MDS from Alexandria University, Egypt, and then practiced general dentistry for six years. She earned a PhD in oral and experimental pathology from the School of Dentistry in 2011. Younis has been a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology since 2009 and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist since 2011. Currently, Younis is a fellow of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences. Her research focuses on early detection and prevention of oral cancer, as well as the interaction of oral cancer with the surrounding microenvironment.

Dr. Levy

Bernard Levy, DDS, MSD 

Dr. Levy has actively practiced surgical pathology since 1969. He is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial pathology and serves as a consultant to Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Veterans Administration and the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office. He was the director of resident training in surgical pathology at the University of Maryland Medical System and currently holds an appointment in the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Dentistry. As director of graduate studies, he has supervised the training of more than 30 oral and maxillofacial pathologists. Currently, Levy is director of global operations at UMSOD. He has published extensively in dental literature since 1966.

Dr. Garber

Karen Garber, DMD

Dr. Garber received her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She then completed a residency in oral pathology at Emory University School of Dentistry and became a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Garber joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1987. She is the director of the screening/admissions clinic and co-director of the oral medicine clinic.

 

Course Description:

Drs. Basile, Younis, Levy and Garber will review oral pathology principles and discuss new innovations through four presentations:

The Changing Epidemiology of Oral Cancer
Presented by John Basile, DDS, DMSc
Dr. Basile will present new clinical, epidemiological and molecular data related to tobacco and alcohol use. He will discuss recent findings that suggest that new forms of oral squamous (OSCC) cell carcinoma are increasing, including HPV-related OSCC in younger populations and verrucous carcinoma-like lesions in the elderly.

Early Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer
Presented by Rania H. Younis, BDS, MDS, PhD
Dr. Younis will present current definitions of several oral premalignant lesions and conditions, and provide a comprehensive review on the pathogenesis of each. This course will also cover different pathological terms and their significance in diagnosis, follow up and prognosis for oral cancer patients. Younis will share updates on early detection tools for oral cancer at the clinical and molecular levels.

A New Smorgasbord of Pathological Delicacies
Presented by Bernard Levy, DDS, MSD
Dr. Levy will lead a discussion of common and uncommon pathologies of the oral cavity. He will use detailed examples to reinforce attendees’ knowledge.

A Review of Common Oral Lesions
Presented by Karen Garber, DMD
Dr. Garber will review the ecology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common oral lesions. The focus will be on red and white vesiculobullous and ulcerative lesions.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiology, appearance and pathogenesis of OSCC resulting from infection with high risk human papillomaviruses and verrucous carcinoma-like proliferations
  • Identify different premalignant lesions and conditions of the oral cavity and specify the criteria for follow up and biopsy of premalignant lesions
  • Review the differential diagnoses for both common and uncommon pathologies of the oral cavity

Tuition:

  • Dentist: $295
  • Team Member: $175

CDE Credits:

  • 6 CDE credit hours - lecture

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry has designated this activity for 6 Continuing Dental Education hours.

Audience:

  • Entire Dental Team

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