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Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 1:45 PM EDT
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Derryfield Country Club 
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03104

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NHDHA Fall Symposium  

Oral Pathology and the Assessment Process: It's Risky Business

presented by

 Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

Saturday, October 13, 2018

0.5 Non-Clinical CEUs + 4.0 Clinical CEUs


1.0 OPTIONAL Clinical CEU

Course Description: 

This course will review the assessment portion of the dental hygiene process of care, specifically in relation to oral pathology and lesion detection. The range of descriptors for lesions and anomalies will be presented with lesion examples for each descriptor. Cases with the various types of lesions with be presented with a differential diagnosis discussion with audience participation. Emphasis will be placed on detecting lesions that are suspicious for oral cancer and differentiation of similar appearing lesions. Participants will leave with tools to use in clinical practice for lesion assessment.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the assessment process as it relates to oral lesion detection
  2. List the descriptors for pathologic lesions used in the assessment process
  3. Describe specific lesions that correspond with the various descriptors
  4. Discuss the possible conditions included in the differential diagnoses of various types of oral lesions
  5. Describe the types of oral cancer lesions
  6. Differentiate oral cancer lesions from similar appearing lesions


7:30AM - Doors Open - Breakfast, Vendors, and Registration

8:00AM - Course Part 1

10:20AM - Business Meeting, Voting, Exhibitor Presentation, and Vendors

11:00AM - Course Part 2

12:30PM - Snack and Vendors

12:45PM - Optional Round Table

1:45PM - Event Concludes


Continuing Education Units

0.5 Non-Clinical CEUs

4.0 Clinical CEUs

1.0 OPTIONAL Clinical CEU




Registration Deadline is October 3, 2018. 

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by October 3, 2018. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 10/3/18 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 10/4/18. If there is an emergency or illness after this deadline, the NHDHA would be happy to credit your payment toward another event on a case-by-case basis.

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 Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH has 37 years of experience in dentistry, 28 spent in academia. In 2014 she retired as associate professor from Southern Illinois University dental hygiene program where she taught oral pathology, community oral health, multicultural dental hygiene and advanced periodontics clinic. Her research was concentrated in oral pathology, and migrant farm worker oral health, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications.  A Pathology Fellow and approved speaker of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Sherri enjoys integrating her expertise from years of teaching and research into CE courses to empower hygienists in the delivery of care. Ms. Lukes is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association. Community service projects include biannual mission trips to central Mexico, where accompanied by SIU dental hygiene students, she provides oral health care in an orphanage and remote villages. She received Community Service, Teacher of the Year, and Research Paper of the Year awards while at SIU, was named an Oral Health Champion by the IFLOSS Coalition and the Illinois Department of Public Health and is a past recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.