Office of Continuing Education 


501 South Preston Street, Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
Fax: (502) 852-3994

Current Topics in Oral Medicine

Guest Speakers:
F. John Firriolo, DDS, PHD
Michaell A. Huber, DDS
Wendy S. Hupp, DMD
Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD
Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS
Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS
Eric T. Stooper, DMD

Event Date: Friday, October 18, 2013

University of Louisville School of Dentistry 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

On-Site Registration/Sign in: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Lecture: CEU(s) - 6

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

This exciting and informative program will be presented by the world's leaders in the emerging specialty of Oral Medicine. This course is appropriate for general dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, nurses, and other medical providers who have an interest in oral health and systemic health.

After participating in this course, the attendee will be able to:
1. Have a more clear understanding of physical evaluation of medically complex patients
2. Manage dental issues in cardiovascular disease patient, including those on anticoagulant and anti-platelet medications
3. Recognize medications that cause oral changes, including xerostomia, gingival overgrowth and lichenoid drug reactions
4. Manage common oral conditions
5. Understand new trends and adjunctive devices for patient with oral cancer

8:30 - 9:00 am Sign in/ Onsite registration
9:00 - 9:45 am 'Physical Evaluation and Risk Assessment' - Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS, University of Kentucky
9:45 - 10:30 am 'Dental Management of the patient with Cardiovascular Disease - Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS -New York University
10:30 - 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 am-Noon 'Assessment of Hemostasis/Bleeding Risk in the Dental Patient' - F. John Firriolo, DDS, PhD,, University of Louisville
Noon - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 pm 'Oral Manifestations of Commonly Prescribed Medications' - Wendy S. Hupp, DMD, University of Louisville
2:00 - 3:00 pm 'Clinicopathologic Case Presentations of Oral Conditions - Eric T. Stoopler, DMD, University of Pennsylvania
3:00 -3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 - 4:00 pm 'Oral Cancer' - A. Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD, New York University
4:00 - 4:30 pm 'Adjunctive Devices marketed for oral cancer' - Michaell A. Huber, DDS, University of TX Health Science Center

About F. John Firriolo, DDS, PhD; Michaell A. Huber, DDS; Wendy S. Hupp, DMD; Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD; Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS; Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS; Eric T. Stoopler, DMD

Dr. Firriolo is a Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry and has been a full-time member of the faculty since June 1991. He serves as the director of the Division of Oral Medicine within the Department of General Dentistry and Oral Medicine. Dr. Firriolo received his DDS degree from the University of Maryland in 1986 and then completed a general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital, New York. In 1991, Dr. Firriolo completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the University of Maryland and received a PhD degree in oral pathology in 1994.   Dr. Firriolo’s lecture/teaching responsibilities include general and oral pathology, oral medicine, dental clinical pharmacology, and internal medicine as it relates to dentistry. He is a member of the University of Louisville Dental Practice Associates and practices oral medicine and clinical oral pathology. He is also a member of the consulting medical/dental staff at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, University Hospital, Department of Dentistry.   Dr. Firriolo has co-authored a dental textbook, and published numerous journal articles in the area of oral diagnosis, oral medicine, and the dental management of medically complex patients. From 2004 to 2010 he served as co-editor of the Medical Management and Pharmacology Update section of “Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology”. In 2011, he was appointed as the Associate Editor of the Oral Medicine section of that journal.

Dr. Michaell A. Huber is an Associate Professor and Oral Medicine Subject Expert, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Huber received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, San Antonio, Texas in 1980 and a Certificate in Oral Medicine from the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland in 1988. He is certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine. As an officer of the Dental Corps, United States Navy, Dr. Huber’s served as Chairman, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology and Director, Graduate Program in Oral Medicine, National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland. In addition he served as Specialty Leader for Oral Medicine to the Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Washington, DC; and Force Dental Officer, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. Since joining the faculty in 2002, Dr. Huber has been teaching both pre-doctoral and graduate dental students at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School, San Antonio, Texas. He is currently serving as President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Dr. Huber has accepted invitations to lecture before many local, state, and national professional organizations. He has published in the several journals, including Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology; JADA; Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice; Clinics in Dermatology, Dental Clinics of North America, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, Texas Dental Journal, and Quintessence International.

Dr. Hupp is currently an associate professor of Oral Medicine and Interim Chair of the Department of General Dentistry and Oral Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry (ULSD). Her duties include management of medically complex patients with the residents, dental and dental hygiene students, and lecturing to all levels from post-doctoral to freshmen. Dr. Hupp graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and practiced general dentistry in Wayne, Pennsylvania for nearly six years. She joined the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and was stationed with the Marines at Camp LeJeune during the first Gulf War, then received her residency training in Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Hupp is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, and moved to the ULSD Faculty in July, 2007. She lectures nationally on the treatment of medically complex patients, pharmacology, HIV/AIDS, clinical oral pathology, and women’s health.

Dr. Ross Kerr received his DDS from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his MSD and certificate in Oral Medicine at the University of Washington. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine at New York University College of Dentistry where he is the director of the Oral Mucosal Disease Service. He is a steering committee member of the World Workshop on Oral Medicine VI, and the Secretary of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. His research experience includes the management of dry mouth, and the evaluation of current and emerging technologies for the early detection of oral cancer. He has lectured nationally and internationally on dry mouth, oral cancer, and other oral medicine related topics, and has contributed to the dental and medical literature. His private practice is focused on the management of patients with oral mucosal disease, dry mouth, and the dental management of medically complex patients.


Dr. Craig S. Miller is Professor of Oral Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry and College of Medicine, and is the University Provost Distinguished Service Professor. He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Oral Medicine & Pathology Group in the American Association of Dental Research, and currently serves as Editor of the Oral Medicine Section of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, as well as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. His research and scholarly activities have resulted in more than 200 scientific articles, textbook chapters, and monographs in the areas of oral infections, dental management and oral manifestations of systemic disease, and dental pharmacology, and he is well known from the three textbooks he has co-authored: the Color Atlas of Common Oral Diseases, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Treatment Planning, and Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient now in its 8th edition. He has received numerous awards for his scientific accomplishments and teaching activities. His entertaining lectures have been enjoyed by thousands on more than three continents.

Dr. Miriam R. Robbins is a clinical associate professor as well as Associate Chair of the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and the Director of Special Needs Clinic at NYU College of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and her MS in Management and Health Policy from the Robert Wagner School of Public Policy at NYU. She completed her residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and an American Cancer fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, both in New York City. Dr. Robbins is a Diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and hold Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, American Academy of Oral Medicine and the American Association of Hospital Dentists. Areas of interest include the treatment of physically/developmentally challenged patients and the management of medically complex patients, especially cancer patients receiving head and neck radiation, chemotherapy and bone marrow/stem cell transplants. 

Dr. Eric T. Stoopler is an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of the Postdoctoral Oral Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN) School of Dental Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University in 1994 and earned his dental degree from the PENN in 1999. Dr. Stoopler completed a General Practice Residency at the Brooklyn V.A. Hospital in 2000 and a residency in Oral Medicine at PENN in 2002. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, a Fellow of Dental Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. Currently, he maintains an active clinical oral medicine practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Consultant to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Stoopler provides extensive didactic and clinical training to students and residents in dentistry, medicine and nursing throughout the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stoopler has been recognized for his excellence in teaching as a 2013 recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Awards for Distinguished Teaching. He is actively involved in organized dentistry, a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and a Site Visitor for Postdoctoral Oral Medicine Programs for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Dr. Stoopler has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and scientific abstracts on various topics related to oral medicine in medical and dental journals. He is a contributing author to Burket’s Oral Medicine, the American Dental Association Guide to Dental Therapeutics and a Co-Editor of the Medical and Dental Clinics of North America. Dr. Stoopler is a member of the Editorial Board for the Special Care in Dentistry Journal and a reviewer for several dental journals, including: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology; Oral Diseases; Journal of the American Dental Association; Journal of the Canadian Dental Association; Journal of Dental Education and an ad-hoc reviewer for several prominent medical journals. He served as an expert reviewer for the 5th World Workshop of Oral Medicine and is currently serving as a Consultant for the 6th World Workshop of Oral Medicine. Dr. Stoopler’s primary research interest is focused on development of post-doctoral oral medicine education. He is currently a co-investigator on a multi-center, NIH-sponsored grant for inter-professional education regarding acute and chronic pain management. His clinical research involves evaluating oral complications associated with plasma cell disorders and chemotherapeutic agents used to treat these disorders. He has presented his research on this topic in regional, national and international forums.

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Dentist: $225 $260
Hygienist: $180 $215
Auxiliary: $180 $215
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We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.

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