08/07/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Oral Pathology & Histology Review

08/07/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Oral Pathology & Histology Review


Instructor: Dr. Vera A. Brown, D.M.D., A.R.T. Provider

- The dental practitioner reviews many cases of suspected pathology. This course is a refresher course of common oral pathology conditions as well as uncommon. The course is suitable for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants who want a good review with clinical case presentations and radiographs, histology, overview of oral pathology, in clinical practice.

One of the most important parts of our jobs as dental professionals is to look for potentially dangerous conditions in the mouth. Looking for oral pathology is challenging as there are a wide range of normal appearance of tissues in the oral cavity. Being able to differentiate normal from possibly abnormal conditions is very important.

In addition to reviewing various pathologies that can be observed visually by routine oral inspection, this course will also review oral pathologies that are best detected on radiographic inspection.

This course will review important oral pathology conditions such as:

Amalgam tattoo, Leukoplakia, Fibroma, Mucocele, Hemangioma, Epulis Fissuratum, Inflammatory Papillary Hyperplasia, Geographic Tongue, Angular Cheilitus, Smokeless Tobacco Pouch Keratosis, Lichen Planus, Oral Melanotic Macule, Buccal Exostoses, Dentigerous Cyst, Incisive Canal Cyst, Lateral Periodontal Cyst, Ameloblastoma, Central Giant Cell Granuloma, Periapical Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia

The course will discuss how to properly refer patients to oral medicine specialist when potential oral pathology problems are observed.

Course Objectives

  • Review major examples of common oral pathology of soft tissues.
  • Recognize the major characteristics of the types of oral pathology found on x-rays.
  • Development of differential diagnoses of both soft and hard tissues such as lichen planus and leukoplakia.
  • Improve diagnostic knowledge of radiographic interpretation, including dentigerous cyst and ameloblastoma, and SCC.
  • Review the complications of tobacco use involving gingival recession, bone loss, keratosis, and root decay.
  • Review squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas.
  • Understand normal presentation of moles vs abnormal on the head and neck.
  • Review of basic histology of diseased tissues.
The instructor was very dynamic and funny and explained the content of the course in an easy way for the attendees to remember.
– Maryhen A., DDS, Colorado


Very energetic and interesting. Kept my attention the entire time!
– Umekei S., DDS, Washington, D.C.

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Vera Brown - No relevant financial relationship to report Education
Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.