Dental professionals are pressed for time in the busy day of serving patients and want to end the day knowing everything has been done to provide optimal care for each patient. That includes the early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. The consequences of an incomplete visual and tactile, extraoral, and intraoral evaluation/EOIO, along with delayed referrals and inadequate documentation, can result in an increased risk of liability, delayed diagnosis, and worst-case scenario a life lost. Join Susan in this content rich presentation to discuss the four science based pillars of screening in the “Cotten Method” of screening; etiologies, additional risk factors for oral cancer, signs and symptoms associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancer, and utilizing Susan’s instructional screening video and photos discuss the components of a comprehensive EOIO, including a comprehensive oropharyngeal evaluation.
Hi and welcome to August!
Here are the objectives of this course. You will:
1. Discuss HPV
2. Identify additional risk factors for oral cancer.
3. Recognize potential signs and symptoms of oral and oropharyngeal cancer.
4. Describe components of a thorough visual and tactile, extraoral, and intraoral evaluation. 5. Name anatomical structures in the oropharynx.
6. Recognize and document Tonsil Grade.
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