Speaker Information

Dr. John Kalmar
Powell, OH
Oral Pathology


Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: The HPV Dichotomy

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. The course will review and discuss the current data regarding oral cancer and classic risk factors, as well as review the anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx and typical clinical presentations of cancer at each location.



Course: Sa370
Date/Time: 3/24/2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Type: General
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Students
Dentist Fee: $0.00
Other Fee: $0.00
Keyword(s):
Oral Pathology
Technology