The Spectrum of Oral Pathology: A Case-Based Approach

Sonal Shah, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


This course will give the general dental practitioner an awareness and appreciation for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial pathology and when/how to refer patients. Six interesting cases that demonstrate the various roles of oral pathologists will be presented. Two cases will emphasize the oral manifestations of systemic diseases. The next 2 cases will relate to diagnosis and management of complex oral vesiculo-bullous diseases. Finally, the last 2 cases will illustrate the range of malignancies seen in the practice of oral pathology and the importance of biopsy and referral.