Dr. John Kalmar Oral Pathology Columbus, OH
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  • Clinical Professor of Oral Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Director, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Member, 2016-17 ADA Panel on Practice Guidelines for Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Thursday Courses
TH309 - Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: What about HPV?
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This course will provide current data regarding oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer and their distinct risk factor profiles, particularly regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx will be reviewed and typical clinical presentations of cancer at both sites will be contrasted. The role of the dental practitioner in the detection and diagnosis of tonsillar cancer will be discussed, including the use of commercially available salivary tests for HPV. Information regarding the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination will be presented and the potential role in vaccination in tonsil cancer prevention will be discussed.

TH325 - Does Technology Help Us Detect Oral Cancer?
Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This course will help the dental professional with the detection, diagnosis and management of oral cancer and potentially malignant lesions. Risk factors for oral cancer, including HPV, will be discussed and a standard approach to examination of the head, neck and oral cavity will be presented. The importance of documenting abnormal findings will be discussed. Clinical features of potentially malignant lesions will be reviewed through case-based examples with an emphasis on high-risk sites and physical characteristics. The effectiveness of commercial tests and adjuncts for oral cancer detection will be reviewed and discussed in reference to current guidelines for dental patient assessment.

Friday Courses
FR330 - MRONJ 2019: Current Concepts in Prevention and Patient Management
Time: 9 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This course will review guidelines for assessment and dental treatment of patients at risk for medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) in the setting of cancer, osteoporosis or both. It will also review current evidence regarding routine dental treatment options, including implants, in patients using anti-resorptive medications; and discuss non-surgical and surgical treatment options for ONJ lesions. Prepare to experience an updated review of MRONJ, including current understanding of disease pathogenesis and associated co-morbidities. The risks and benefits of newer anti-resorptive medications and drug protocols will be presented. The latest guidelines for patient assessment, disease prevention and management strategies will be discussed in the clinical setting of cancer patient populations as well as in osteoporosis patients.

FR276 - Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: What about HPV?
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

This course will provide current data regarding oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer and their distinct risk factor profiles, particularly regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx will be reviewed and typical clinical presentations of cancer at both sites will be contrasted. The role of the dental practitioner in the detection and diagnosis of tonsillar cancer will be discussed, including the use of commercially available salivary tests for HPV. Information regarding the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination will be presented and the potential role in vaccination in tonsil cancer prevention will be discussed.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses