Friday, November 2, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Water's Edge Events Center 
4687 Millennium Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017

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Annie Caporellie 
CHEP Inc. 

The Changing Epidemiology
of Oral Cancer*

Dr. John Basile 

*this is a 1/2 day program earning 4.0 CEUs

Course Description: 

This lecture will present clinical, epidemiological and molecular data related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its associated lesions. We will discuss mechanisms of cellular transformation in HPV-induced cancers and describe the histopathological features, markers and special stains used by pathologists to aid in the diagnosis. We also will analyze recent data and trends regarding this increasingly common infection and methods of prevention, including the HPV vaccine, in order to aid oral health professionals in educating their patients. Finally, we will discuss another recently identified form of oral squamous cell carcinoma, that of verrucous carcinoma-like lesions in the elderly.

Learning Objectives: 

1. To describe the pathology seen in papillomavirus-induced lesions, both clinically and microscopically.
2. To discuss the link between HPV and the emerging phenomenon of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
3. To review the entity proliferative verrucous leukoplakia and its significance as a pre-malignant lesion.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Basile received his DDS degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a one-year dental residency at the VA Hospital in Washington, DC. After practicing dentistry for three years he began his oral pathology and research training at Harvard Dental School, becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and graduating with a degree in Oral Biology in 2002. Dr. Basile was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH, in Bethesda, MD, before his current position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences. He is also a member of the Molecular and Structural Biology branch of the Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Basile has been a board certifiedoral and maxillofacial pathologist since 2008.


Registration Fees 

Dentists: $165
Dental Hygienists: $129

Dental Assistants & Staff: $115
VA Employees: $35

Prices increase 2 weeks prior to program date.  Registration will close 2 days prior to the program date; however, we do accept onsite registration.

Registration includes a full buffet breakfast prior to the start of the program.

Department of Veterans Affairs Employees:

  • If registering as a Department of Veterans Affairs Employee you are REQUIRED to provide proof of employment at program check in, with your Federal government issued Department of VA ID badge. If you do not have your badge you will not be granted access to the program or you can choose to pay the regular rate.

Continuing Education

  • 4 Contact Hours
  • Chesapeake Health Education Program Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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 boards of dentistry. 
  • Chesapeake Health Education Program Inc. designates this activity for 4.0 continuing education credits.

Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Adiministrators and Staff

Evaluation and Certificate:

  • All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits. Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes after the start of the program.
  • An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, you will automatically receive a certificate of attendance electronically. 

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