This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 730.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
One person every hour of every day dies from oral cancer. The five- year survival rate is less than 50/50. Why? Because we as profession do not do all we can to diagnose oral cancer at its earliest stage, when the 5 -year survival rate can be as high as 80%. With the current technology on the market today, there is no reason for a dentist to miss early diagnosis of a lesion. There are many excellent diagnostic tools to help dentists perform complete oral cancer exams. The purpose of the course is to familiarize the dentist and hygienist with a simple oral cancer examination technique-using nothing more than a piece of gauze, and a mouth mirror. Adjunctive fluorescence visualization devices will also be discussed.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Robert Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists in the world to incorporate lasers into general practice he has over 32 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd.YAG wavelengths.
He has authored over fifteen peer-reviewed papers and 7 laser textbooks. An international lecturer from New York to London to Sydney to Tokyo to Dubai, and everywhere in between, he has delivered close to 400 Laser Certification and Laser Tongue Tie Certification courses worldwide. He practices laser-assisted dentistry in New York City. He is the only dentist in the world to have the triad of awards:
- Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery
- Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry
As well as being a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
His seminal textbook Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, now in its 2nd edition, has been the standard textbook on laser dentistry for over a decade – translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. He is the co-author of Color Atlas of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Laser Frenectomy – the first textbook in the world on the subject.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Be able to perform a complete oral cancer examination
- Understand the use of adjunctive fluorescence visualization devices when performing an oral cancer examination
- Know when to perform a biopsy – and when to refer
- Know how to market this service and bill insurance companies
- Be able to confidently start performing comprehensive oral cancer examinations in their offices upon completion of this course.
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Diamond Dental Supply Company, and Laser Lectures LTD.
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Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
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qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education