How Do I Biopsy This Lesion? A Pathologist’s Perspective (ONSITE)
April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$99
Yeshwant B. Rawal, BDS, MDS (Oral Pathology), MS (Oral Biology) and Cert in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, is a Professor in the Dept of Surgical Sciences at Marquette University School of Dentistry. He recently joined Marquette after relocating from Seattle where he was affiliated with the University of Washington Medical Center, Harbor view Hospital and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. With close to 30 years of experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dr. Rawal is well published and recognized by his peers. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and has chaired and served on several national level committees including being the Chair of the Oral Pathology section of ADEA. He is also a diplomate, director and examiner of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. There is no conflict of interest to disclose.
A general dental or specialty oral surgery or periodontology practice may encounter a patient with symptoms associated with a growth or lesion in the oral cavity. Alternatively, as a part of a thorough oral examination, asymptomatic but potentially worrisome lesions may be discovered. A biopsy followed by microscopic examination of the tissue to evaluate its biological behavior is the standard of care that dictates further treatment or management. Using examples of a diverse group of conditions, this course instructs on the best biopsy technique. Special nuances in lesional characteristics will be pointed out as applicable to the biopsy procedure.
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
Recognize clinical and imaging features of a list of oral conditions.
Understand the different biopsy techniques available to them and how anatomical location will influence selection of one technique over the other.
Recognize that individual lesions have unique clinical characteristics that may dictate the biopsy procedure and therefore the management and prognosis of the condition.