Friday, April 9, 2010
9 am – 12 pm
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
3 CE Credits
Current Management of Oral/Head and Neck Tumors in Adults and Children
The practicing dentist and his staff are often the first to identify a benign or malignant tumor of the mouth, jaw, throat or face and such early diagnosis can lead to an improved outcome for their patient. New developments in imaging including CT, MRI and PET scanning offer a greater opportunity for accurate diagnosis and more specific treatment than existed in the past. Surgical resection is often much less radical and is frequently combined with postoperative chemo-radiotherapy. Modern reconstruction of oral and orofacial defects often involves microvascular free-flaps imported from other areas of the body to restore structural and esthetic elements of the jaws and face. Children pose a unique set of challenges for the ablative oncologic surgeon as well as for the reconstructive surgeon. It behooves the dentist and his staff to understand not only the diagnostic considerations involving these tumors but also the overall process of cancer evaluation and treatment to provide optimal dental care to their patients.
Dr. Joshua Lubek was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan and his dental degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He has completed both a General Surgery internship and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Lubek subsequently completed a 2-year Head and Neck Surgery/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland Greenbaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Lubek’s clinical interests are focused on Head and Neck Surgery, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery and Dentoalveolar Surgery.