The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends an oral health exam after eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The erupting teeth, however, are not the only structures for examination in children and adolescents. Multiple anomalies and oral pathologies can present in the oral cavities of our young patients. This course will provide an overview of anomalies/pathologies that may present in the oral cavity of young patients through adolescence, presented in a fun and engaging manner. Cases will be presented, encouraging audience participation to arrive at a differential diagnosis for each case. The importance of interdisciplinary care among healthcare providers will also be stressed.
Webinar Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to:
1. List the etiology, clinical appearance and treatment options for a variety of oral anomalies and pathologies that may present in children and adolescents.
2. Explain the process of developing a differential diagnosis for anomalies and pathologies discovered in young patients.
3. Explain the importance of interdisciplinary, collaborative care among healthcare providers in treating pathologies and anomalies in young patients.
Developmental and Hereditary conditions
Soft tissue lesions
Lesions in bone
Connecting professionals for optimal patient care
For each area the following is covered: etiology, clinical appearance and treatment options with cases of each condition.
Speaker: Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
Ms. Lukes has been a dental hygienist for 41 years and holds advanced degrees in education. She is Associate Professor Emmerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health and multicultural dental hygiene. Research was concentrated in migrant oral health, oral pathology and public health issues, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications. She held several professional leadership roles including past president of Illinois Dental Hygiene Association. Sherri is the recipient of numerous awards including Teacher of the Year Award while at SIU. She is an approved national speaker by the AADH where she hold a Fellowship status.
Disclosures: The speaker has disclosed that Waterpik, CloSys, BioGaia GC and Ivoclar have contributed to her honorarium. She is not an employee of these companies.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for 2 CEUs. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.