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MARK LERMAN, D.M.D. is the Division Director of Oral Pathology and Interim Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is appointed as an Associate Professor and divides his time between teaching, clinical practice, and the school's biopsy service.
Dr. Lerman earned both his B.A. in history and D.M.D from Tufts University. After completing a general practice residency in dentistry at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital, he trained in oral and maxillofacial pathology at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in New York City. He was on the faculty for eight years at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor, before returning to his alma mater in 2014. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and he has authored multiple articles in the peer-reviewed oral pathology literature.
ARUNA RAMESH, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.S. Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
RUMPA GANGULY, D.M.D., Assistant Professor and Division Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
Distinguishing benign pathologies and variants of the normal anatomy from clinically significant diseases can be challenging for even experienced clinicians. Providers must determine whether further evaluation or a biopsy is needed and how to strike the right balance between alarming patients unnecessarily with the risk of delaying a diagnosis of malignancy.
In this full-day course, the instructors will help clinicians learn to identify soft-tissue mucosal disease and hard tissue radiographich pathology, including atypical presentations that vary from classic textbook pictures. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in case-based discussions to enhance their familiarity and understanding of the subject matter.
The hands-on portion of the program is designed to allow general dentists, specialists, residents, and students comfortable performing uncomplicated soft-tissue biopsies under local anesthesia in out-patient settings. Attendees will also have the opportunity to use their smartphones, laptops, tablets, or other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to participate in differential diagnosis exercises.
Participation: Credit Hours - 6
AGD Code: 740
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We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.