2023 Participation Series
of Oral Disorders
AGD 730 Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, Pathology
CE Credit: 8 or 16 Lecture/Participation
with Ken Tilashalski, DMD
Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided
Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd | Linthicum Heights
Put on your thinking caps on as your diagnostic abilities are about to be challenged! Real world cases will frame a discussion on the differential diagnosis process. The 1st part of this series will focus on white, red, blue, brown, and yellow conditions which could represent infections, cancer, systemic conditions, and more. You’ll learn clinical tidbits on how to distinguish these oral conditions and pearls to manage your patients. Lots and lots of clinical cases will make this lively presentation come to life. The “mysteries” of pathology will become clear, allowing you to communicate more effectively with your patients regarding their oral diseases. You will learn key points to help make your life easier and practical information that can be immediately applied.
Then we will focus on ulcerative lesions and soft tissue growths. Clinical cases will launch a discussion of how to differentiate oral ulcers that may be infectious, traumatic, or malignant. Soft tissue lumps and bumps are common in our world and it is important to differentiate between reactive, tumorous, and infectious conditions. You’ll learn clinical tidbits on how to distinguish these oral conditions and pearls to manage your patients. A myriad of topics and cutting edge information will be discussed, and include: What is that thing and how do I treat it? What caused this and how do I prevent it? And if it hurts, what will make it feel better?
Finally, we'll cover radiographic and tooth abnormalities. “Reading” radiographs is essential to be able to distinguish which conditions can be ignored versus monitored or biopsied. Oodles of clinical cases will be highlighted representing the gamut of developmental, reactive, and neoplastic bone and tooth pathologies. Put on your thinking caps on as your diagnostic abilities will be tested. Real world cases will frame a discussion on the differential diagnosis process. You’ll learn clinical tidbits on how to distinguish these oral conditions and pearls to manage your patients.
Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:
Understand the differential diagnosis process
Develop differential diagnoses of oral conditions
Evaluate disorders that present with mucosal color changes
Generate appropriate treatment options including pharmacologic management
Choose whether a condition needs monitored, biopsied, or referred
About the Speaker:
Dr. Ken Tilashalski (“Dr. T”) is quite unique in that he has earned specialty
certicates in both oral and maxillofacial pathology and endodontics. After receiving his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Tilashalski completed both of his residencies along with an American Cancer Society fellowship at the University of Alabama. He is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, and also holds an appointment at the School of Medicine. Dr. T maintains an active practice, treating both endodontic and oral pathology patients, and he is an avid researcher.
Dr. T lectures extensively nationally and internationally in the areas of oral pathology, oral medicine, and endodontics. Through his command of the material, he has gained a reputation as a superb speaker as he is able to weave humor through a common sense approach to education. He has been honored as a recipient of UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.