Oral pathology and the assessment process: it’s risky business

This course will review the assessment portion of the dental hygiene process of care, specifically in relation to oral pathology and lesion detection. The range of descriptors for lesions and anomalies will be presented with lesion examples for each descriptor. Cases with the various types of lesions will be presented with a differential diagnosis discussion for audience participation. Emphasis will be placed on detecting lesions that are suspicious for oral cancer and differentiation of similar appearing lesions.