One person every hour of every day dies of oral cancer – with a death rate in the United States of 40,000 deaths/year. It is the 6th leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the USA. Practitioners have many questions that arise as they introduce oral cancer screening into their practices. The purpose of this CE webinar is to familiarize the general dentist or specialist with the steps and procedures to perform when an oral cancer screening exam indicates potentially abnormal tissue. Biopsy procedures will be presented for those dentists who are considering doing biopsies themselves.
By the end of this CE webinar, attendees will understand: • How to perform a thorough oral cancer screening exam • What simple equipment can be used to enhance an oral cancer screening exam • What are the important considerations that must be taken into account when an oral cancer screening indicates potentially abnormal tissue. • When to perform a biopsy, and more importantly, when to refer • How to receive reimbursement for both the screening exam and the biopsy procedure • How to market this most valuable service to your patient base
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