Webinar – Oral Pathology Review


Oral Pathology Review

Speaker: Sarah Glass, DDS

Credits: 6

About the Course/Webinar:

Welcome to a comprehensive and colorful oral pathology course. We start this course by examining common and routine pathology. We will then progress through more challenging mucosal membrane diseases and oral potentially malignant disorders. Finally, through plenty of pictures, we will strengthen your differential diagnoses, learn some new entities, and remind ourselves that the mouth and body are connected. 

Completion of all 7 modules and post-test is required to receive 6 MCE credits. ADA CERP Approval provided by the Fifth District Dental Society.

Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists

1. Top 30 Most Common Lesions

  • Count down the top 30 most commonly biopsied oral lesions

Length: 33 minutes

2. Head and Neck Exam Revisited

  • Review the systematic visual and tactile head and neck exam
  • Synthesize oral cavity anatomical subsite, most common pathology, and red flags for malignancies
  • Develop thoughtful differential diagnoses

Length: 26 minutes

3. Human Papillomavirus & The Oral Healthcare Provider

  • Categorize which oral lesions are related to human papillomavirus (HPV) and which of those lesions harbor high risk viral subtypes
  • Outline the characteristics of HPV related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma including basic statistics, patient demographics and the process of diagnosis
  • Explain the benefits of the HPV vaccine and discuss the current immunization schedule

Length: 33 minutes

4. Helpful Tips for Mucosal Membrane Diseases

  • Describe the overlapping features and subtle differences of various oral ulcerations
  • Discuss how to achieve a histopathologic diagnosis of ulcerations and what other tests may be utilized
  • Outline management of recurrent oral ulcerations including topical, systemic, and palliative care

Length: 54 minutes

5. Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders and Cancer

  • Define, recognize, diagnose and manage oral potentially malignant disorders
  • Discuss malignant transformation potential for oral lesions, risk factors for oral cancer, and cancer statistics
  • Review clinical images of cancer

Length: 46 minutes

6. Benign Intraosseous Lesions

  • Review of benign intraosseous lesions to include radiographic presentation, histopathology, and treatment

Length: 31 minutes

7. Oral-Systemic Links

  • Review oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Highlight the importance of clinicopathologic correlation
  • Explore adverse drug events in the oral cavity
  • Identify new entities and trends

Length: 30 minutes

About the Speaker:

Sarah H. Glass, DDS

Dr. Sarah Glass grew up in Virginia. She attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for her undergraduate degree and obtained her doctorate of dental surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. After dental school, she completed a three-year Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency at New York Presbyterian/Queens.  Dr. Glass is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Today, she works as an assistant professor at VCU School of Dentistry. Her job responsibilities include teaching, working in the biopsy service, and seeing oral medicine patients. Her research interests revolve around oral cancer with particular interest in the role of human papillomavirus.


(Dr. Glass has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this presentation.)


    • Members: $175
    • Non-members: $250
    • Staff/Residents: $125


Upon registration you will be sent a link and password to the webinar by email.

Questions…call the Fifth District office at 315-434-9161.