Oral Health and Oral Cancers

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Identify patients who are at risk for having inadequate dental care and may need to be examined for oral lesions, especially older patients.

2. Identify red flags, such as oral manifestations (e.g., oral mucosal lesion) that may be manifestations of immunologic diseases, endocrinopathies, hematologic conditions, systemic infections, and nutritional disorders.

3. Follow evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing oral cancer.

4. Develop collaborative care plans for referral and management of patients with oral cancer.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019

Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD, Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency Florida Hospital, Orlando; Geriatric Medicine Clerkship Director, Florida State University College of Medicine Orlando Campus; Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019
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