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Dr. Dolphine Oda

Washington, United States

Short CV
Dolphine Oda is Professor of Oral Pathology at the School of Dentistry, University of Washington, and the director of the UW’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. In 2013, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Oral Cancer Foundation for over 30 years of service to oral cancer patients. In 2009, she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the UW’s highest honor for outstanding teaching, and has been awarded an additional 29 teaching awards within the School of Dentistry. She has 77 papers published in refereed journals and publishes a popular monthly column called Case of the Month. Dr Oda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and holds a Washington State dental license. She is also a member of the AAOMP and USCAP
Oral Cancer Clinical Presentation Varies with Etiology
This is a two-hour course focusing on the clinical presentation, etiology, and early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Enthusiastic, informative, and applicable, the course introduces the clinicians to the very early signs of oral SCC, providing tools to think through each lesion with defined criteria. It emphasizes that the clinical presentation of oral SCC varies with etiology; that is, the clinical signs and symptoms of tobacco-associated oral SCC are different from those of HPV- or lichen planus-associated oral SCC. This course will cover the full range of oral SCC types and will provide a differential diagnosis with every topic.

Learning Objectives :
  1. Be able to differentiate between the clinical presentation of different types of oral squamous cell carcinomas
  2. Learn about the oral manifestation of metastatic diseases
  3. Tobacco, smokeless tobacco, Learn about HPV-associated oral cancer & other condition
Oral Ulcers from Immune Mediated to Oral Manifestation of Systemic Disease
This is a two-hour course designed to cover the full range of the clinical presentation of oral ulcers. The topics covered will include chronic immune mediated diseases such as lichen planus, lichenoid mucositis, mucous membrane pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris. It will also cover drug-induced oral ulcers, nutritional deficiencies, viral diseases and oral manifestation of systemic diseases that present with diffuse oral ulceration. The histology and the clinical differential diagnosis will be provided for each disease. Clinicians will leave this course with essential information that they can directly apply to improving their everyday practice of diagnosing oral diseases.

Learning Objectives :
  1. Learn about lichen planus, lichenoid mucositis, mucous membrane pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris
  2. Learn about oral manifestation of systemic disease such as Crohn’s disease
  3. Formulate an applied differential diagnosis for oral ulcers in children and adults
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