Date: December 1, 2020
Course Description: The presentation will include a case-based discussion of some common and uncommon white lesions of the oral cavity. Both benign and precancerous lesions will be presented especially those that appear innocuous and may represent serious diagnosis and to those lesions conditions that appear worrisome but may not require biopsy and/or further treatment. This seminar will present a potpourri of interesting cases encountered in a large oral pathology biopsy service. Differential diagnoses, management strategies, signs and symptoms, clinical and radiographic presentation, etc will be presented.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Recognize and understand white lesions of the oral mucosa and the implications of these lesions in dental practices.
• Understand the underlying pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of these conditions.
• Develop a differential diagnoses for these lesions.
• Understand when to refer or biopsy, improve diagnostic skills and management strategies.
Who Should Attend: General dentists , specialists, and dental hygienists with an interest in clinical oral pathology.
About the Speaker: Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya obtained oral and maxillofacial pathology training and received a masters degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis. He received his DDS from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He is currently, a tenured Full Professor and the Director of the Division of Oral Pathology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has been at UF for over 17 years and has won numerous teaching awards throughout his career including six at UF. He was also the Director of the UF Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency program from 2006-2017.
He has served as a Councilor, Fellowship Examination committee member and member of the Education Committee for the AAOMP. He is actively involved in a clinical oral pathology practice and biopsy service which he has contributed in building into one of the largest oral pathology biopsy services in the nation. Currently the UF Oral Pathology biopsy service accessions over 13000 tissue specimens. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 refereed papers and book chapters covering a diverse range of topics addressing both clinical and microscopic aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology.
He is also actively involved in several NIH and industry funded research projects studying medication induced osteonecrosis of jaws, molecular and clinical aspects of various oral and jaw lesions, precancerous and cancerous oral lesions, polymicrobial periodontal disease and systemic diseases in animal models and Sjogren’s syndrome. Dr. Bhattacharyya is a sought after speaker and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad at various regional, national and international meetings.