Denis Lynch, DDS, PhD

 Denis Lynch, DDS, PhD

Denis Lynch, DDS, PhD

Saturday, April 10, 2010
 
1. 8 am – 11 am
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
 
2. 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
 
ODAA Courses
3 CE Credits each
 
 

 

1. Oral Cancer and Related Premalignancy
 
Oral cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year. One-third of patients with oral cancer will eventually die of their disease. The long-term survival of oral cancer patients is directly proportional to early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. Dental health care workers are uniquely positioned to detect the presence of oral cancer and its precursors, thus providing for significantly increased long-term survival. In addition, dental health care workers are intimately involved with the management of oral complications from both oral cancer and therapy, thus having a significant impact on reducing the morbidity of the disease and its treatment.
 
This course is designed to provide dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants with information on various aspects of oral cancer and related premalignant disease. Emphasis will be placed on the clinical recognition of premalignant and malignant lesions and indications for diagnostic procedures.
 
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Clinically recognize oral cancer and related premalignant lesions
  • Diagnose oral cancer and related premalignant lesions
  • Manage the complication of cancer therapy
 
 
2. Infectious Hazards in Dentistry
 
In the course of formal dental and dental hygiene education, students study a variety of diseases and conditions with the expectation of never having to deal with them after the final examination is successfully passed. Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of infectious diseases of specific importance to dentistry. Disease prevention, timely diagnosis, and early therapeutic intervention have even more profound implications in an era of increasing numbers of affected patients and dental health care workers.
 
This course is designed to provide dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants with the clinical signs and symptoms of infectious hazards in the dental office. Emphasis will be placed on clinical recognition, diagnostic procedures, and appropriate treatment and referral.
 
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Clinically recognize the common infectious hazards in dentistry
  • Diagnose the common infectious hazards in dentistry
  • Treat the common infectious hazards in dentistry

 

Dr. Denis Lynch received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California at San Francisco, followed by a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology and a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology at the University of Alabama. He is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Marquette University School of Dentistry and Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.