Cantwell Memorial Lecture

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pub CE Night 6:00pm to 8:00pm 

The Lucky Labrador NW Portland


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cantwell Memorial Lecture 8:00am to 4:00pm

OHSU School of Dentistry 3A003A/B



Schedule of Events

Thursday , September 19th


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Lucky Lab in NW Portland

Speaker: David Carsten, D.D.S.
Topic: “Caffeine and Cannabis, Why Should We Care”

CE Hours: 2

Saturday, September 21st


8:00am to 4:00pm OHSU School of Dentistry Room 3A003A/B

Speaker: David Carsten, D.D.S.
Topic: “ACE and Behavior”
Speaker: Sara Gordon, D.D.S.
Topic:“The Collaboration and Melding of Medicine and Dentistry”
Speaker: Stacey Condren, M.D. Endocrinology
Topic:“Hormones, Receptors, and Oral Disease”
Speaker: Sara Gordon, D.D.S.

Topic: 'What is That Odd Bump?'
Speaker: David Carsten, D.D.S.
Topic: “The Impact of Cannabis on Life, the Universe, and Everything”

Speaker: Sara Gordon, D.D.S.
Topic: “Personal Modifications, Piercings, and Pathology”

CE Hours Above Lecture A: 7


“Caffeine & Cannabis”

Pharmacology, history, use and abuse of cannabis and caffeine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pharmacology and chemistry of caffeine and cannabis
  • Understand the physolocy of caffeine and cannabis
  • Understand the use and abuse potential of caffeine and cannabis

“ACE and Behavior”

Adverse childhood experience studies and their impact on health, dentistry and treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of early life abuse on health
  • Understand the behavioral response to abuse
  • Recognize behaviors and understand approaches to dental treatment that can be successful

'The Collaboration and Melding of Medicine and Dentistry”

Is the oral cavity “connected” to the body or is it really part of the body?

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how oral health fits into the World Health Organization definition of health.
  • Explain how an interprofessional approach can result in better health outcomes for our patients.
  • Describe the implications of the changing perception of dentistry, and changes in technology, for the future of the dental profession.
  • Explain how this could affect dental education, reimbursement, and licensure in the future.

“Hormones, Receptor, and Oral Disease”

Common and rare endocrine conditions and their oral manifestations

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate some of the oral manifestations of diabetes
  • Recognize oral manifestations of common thyroid diseases
  • Understand the pathophysiology of hyperparathyroidism and the impact on oral health

'What is That Odd Bump?'

Evidence-based diagnosis of unusual changes to the oral and maxillofacial tissues.

  • Describe an orderly approach to diagnose a difficult unknown oral or maxillofacial lesion.
  • Discuss dentistry's role in the early diagnosis of oral cancer.
  • Access and apply the ADA evidence-based guideline on evaluating potentially malignant oral lesions.
  • Describe the basics of performing and submitting biopsies? to an oral path service.

“The Impact of Cannabis on Life, the Universe, and Everything”

The impact of cannabis on patients, healthcare, and society.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the physiologic impact of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids
  • Understand the implications for healthcare of cannabis use
  • Understand the societal and behavioral impact of cannabis use

“Personal Modifications, Piercings, and Pathology'

Caring for patients with piercings, tattoos, scarification, tongue splitting, and more.

  • Describe the range of body modifications that our patients may choose to undertake?.
  • Discuss the risks and long-term consequences of body modifications, particularly orofacial piercings?.
  • Talk to patients in a non-combative manner about body modifications.?
  • Describe some medically-associated uses of tattoos and potential problems arising from them.

More Course Details Coming Soon!



Dr. Carsten is a native of the Pacific northwest graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a DDS from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  He started practice in 1984 and was 13 years as faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University teaching predoctoral students, 5 years at the University of Southern California, and currently teaches in the GPR program at OHSU. Dr. Carsten is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Society, and a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics. He is a lecturer and published author on diverse topics and also is the recipient of the Award of Distinction in continuing education from the Academy of Dentistry International.  He has held various leadership positions in the local and state dental associations, amongst them president of the Clark County Dental Society twice and a member of the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference Leadership Committee.  He has also been a national delegate for the Academy of General Dentistry and a state delegate for the Washington State Dental Association.  He currently is a member of the ADA steering committee for the DLOSCE. He is the primary lecturer for the COORS study club for health care professionals.

Dr Sara Gordon is a Professor of Oral Medicine and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in both Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, and a Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland.  She is a past president of the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine. Educated in Canada, she practiced general dentistry for 8 years in Nova Scotia before completing a 4-year oral pathology specialty program and Master of Science in pathology at the University of Western Ontario. She has taught oral medicine and general, systemic, and oral pathology in the USA since 1997.  She is a site consultant for oral pathology, for the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. She has taught more than 120 continuing education courses, and authored or co-authored about 100 journal articles, textbook chapters, posters and abstracts.  



Stacey Condren, M.D., M.M, F.A.C.E.

Dr. Condren graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA San Fernando Valley Program. Dr. Condren completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.

Dr. Condren believes in educating patients and helping them achieve their individual goals.

Outside of work, Dr. Condren enjoys playing the clarinet, running, and skiing. She is married and has two children.

Oregon Health & Science University 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.

Disability Accommodations

If you have a disability and need accommodations to attend or participate in this event please contact the CE Department at 503-494-8857 at least five business days prior to the event.

Target Audience

This course is designed dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental specialists

Registration Fee

Registration before September 2nd:


Thursday Pub CE and Saturday Course

$125 OHSU Alumni

$175 Non-OHSU Alumni


Thursday Pub CE Only

$25 OHSU Alumni

$50 Non-OHSU Alumni


Registration after September 2nd:


Thursday Pub CE and Saturday Course

$150 OHSU Alumni

$200 Non-OHSU Alumni


Thursday Pub CE Only

$50 OHSU Alumni


$75 Non-OHSU Alumni


The registration fee reflects a substantial contribution from the Cantwell Lecture Quasi-Endowed Fund at the OHSU Foundation.


Registration open through 9/18/2019 8:59 PM EST

Continuing Education

2 to 9 Total CE Credits



Thursday, September 19th


The Lucky Labrador Brewing Company

1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR




Saturday, September 21st


OHSU School of Dentistry RLSB Building: Room 3A003A

2730 S Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Click here for directions

  • Schnitzer Lot: $13 a day or go online the day before and purchase a ticket for $11.

Schnitzer Lot is free on Saturday and Sunday

Buy online (discount)

  • Collaborative Life Sciences Garage: $22 a day

Buy onsite 24/7

Map of the OHSU South Waterfront

Contact Information

Contact the Continuing Dental Education Department for more information:

Public Transportation


Portland's streetcar stops at the corner of S.W. Moody and S.W. Meade, which is across the street and just south of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Patients and visitors may ride a TriMet bus downtown and transfer to the Portland streetcar. The closest streetcar stop to the downtown transit mall is at S.W. 5th and Market. The streetcar accommodates bikes and wheelchairs.
Streetcar schedules and fare information

MAX and Bus

The South Waterfront/SW Moody Ave. Station on the MAX Orange Line is located right outside the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. MAX Orange Line trains run every 15 minutes most of the day, and can accommodate bikes and wheelchairs.There are also a number of bus routes that serve the South Waterfront.

Tri-Met's website

Portland Aerial Tram


The aerial tram connects the south waterfront district to the OHSU Marquam Hill Campus. Patients and their families who have vouchers from their OHSU clinics are able to ride the tram at no cost.

Local Eateries

Restaurants within walking distance of the school:

  • Cha Cha Cha Taqueria
  • Elephants Delicatessen (located inside building)
  • Starbucks (located inside building)


  • Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the OHSU Dental School Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsored By

Cantwell Memorial Lecture Fund


OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association (SODAA)


Pub CE Night Gold-Level Sponsor: