A Mixed Bag of Oral Lesions in Tots and Teens: Diagnostic Tips and Treatment Options

Dr. Catherine Flaitz is professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and associate chief of dentistry, Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Flaitz earned her dental degree from Creighton University and received specialty certification and M.S. degree in pediatric dentistry, followed by specialty certification in oral and maxillofacial pathology from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She participates on multiple editorial boards including Pediatric Dentistry, Journal of the American Dental Association, and Journal of Dentistry for Children. Presently, she is the pediatric dentistry consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and Director, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Some of her honors include recipient of the UT Health President's Scholar Award for Teaching Excellence and the Texas Dentist of the Year, through the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Flaitz maintains a clinical practice and consultation service in a top-ranked children's hospital.

Course Description:

Contrary to popular belief, children develop a diverse assortment of oral lesions with a steady frequency. Rapid growth, developing dentition, infectious diseases, traumatic injuries and congenital disorders account for the majority of oral lesions in this age group. Important visual and historical clues will be highlighted, along with practical list of look-alikes, including new entities. The morning session will focus on symptomatic conditions, while the afternoon session will center on soft tissue enlargements and dental anomalies. Handouts with helpful hints for managing symptomatic oral conditions are tailored just for the child. The goal is to arrange this mixed bag of oral lesions into an organized bundle of care.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Diagnose a variety of common oral lesions.
  • Determine the best questions to ask when taking a history.
  • Discover useful new entities and new findings about well-known disorders.
  • Select the best management approaches for the child-patient.


Date: 4/13/2018

Registration Ends: 4/11/2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: $199


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