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Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional

May 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$50 – $85

Friday, May 4, 2018
Vermont Technical College , Room 118
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3 CEU’s


The course will cover the seven diagnostic methods that contribute to a final diagnosis. They include the following features :  clinical, radiographic, historical, laboratory, surgical, therapeutic, and differential. Several lesions and conditions  in each category will be discussed from etiology to prognosis.. The strength of the diagnosis for each lesion will come from one, two or more diagnostic methods. This methodical approach has been found to be very helpful in the diagnostic process.   Lesions will include those associated with the inflammatory process, immunity, infectious disease, developmental disorders, genetics, neoplasia, and oral manifestations of systemic disease.  Documentation procedures, biopsy techniques and referral options will also be covered.  One patient dies every hour of every day from oral cancer.  You will return to clinical practice with an enlightened approach to managing oral lesions and conditions.

This course is sponsored by an educational grant from Philips Sonicare.

Presented by: Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS

Olga A.C. Ibsen is an Adjunct Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Additionally, she  provides CE courses in Oral Pathology throughout the country.  She has made significant contributions to the Dental Hygiene Profession as an educator, clinician, author and editor.  In addition to her academic affiliations, she has been a part of the clinical practice of  Dental Hygiene for over thirty-five years. She has co-authored the text “Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist” published by Elsevier. The Seventh Edition, in full color, including a CD ROM with case studies and over 700 review questions in the text,  published in Spring of 2017. Additionally, Evolve Sites for Faculty and Students  provide multiple resources for teaching and learning, including Power Point lectures for every chapter!  Mrs. Ibsen has also authored the chapter “Oral Pathology” in all seven editions of “Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene”.  Ibsen is a Consultant Member of the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment, and she reviews and prepares test questions for  CDCA Examinations.  Additionally, she serves on the editorial advisory boards for “Dimensions of Dental Hygiene” .  Her past ADHA editorial positions include Editorial Director of “The Journal of Dental Hygiene” and Editor of “Educational Directions.” She is a Past President of The Association of Dental Alumni at Columbia University and The American Academy of Dental Hygiene.  In June 2016, she received the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene from the ADHA. In June 2017, she received The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award from “Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.”



May 4, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 – $85
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Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association
(802) 881-6525


Vermont Technical College (118)
118 Lawrence Place
Williston, VT 05495-7166 United States
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