Our own Ashish Patel will be speaking at the Oregon Dental Conference. The conference runs from April 8th to the 10th and will feature Dr. Patel along with many more of his colleagues. Dr. Patel earned his dental and medical degrees from New York University and is fellowship trained in head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery. He specializes in the full scope of OMS including the treatment of oral cancer, facial reconstruction, robotic surgery, sleep apnea surgery, and implant dentistry. He currently serves as the Chief of Maxillofacial Trauma at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He is active in resident and fellow education as an Assistant Professor of OMS at OHSU School of Dentistry and Fellowship Director for Head and Neck Surgery at Providence Cancer Institute. Dr. Patel enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and exploring the great outdoors.
Oral and maxillofacial hard and soft tissue diseases encompass a wide range of pathologic conditions ranging from indolent and incidental to malignant that may carry substantial morbidity and mortality. Dental practitioners are most often the first providers to identify these problems for patients. Given the multitude of oral diseases and treatment options, developing an accurate assessment and carrying out clinical decisions may be overwhelming. The purpose of this talk is to develop an algorithmic approach to diagnosis, treatment and referrals for a broad differential of hard and soft tissue pathology of the mouth and jaws.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for hard and soft tissue oral pathology based on history, physical exam, and dental radiography
  • Identify common and uncommon oral diseases
  • Risk stratify lesions into low, intermediate, and high-risk categories
  • Understand the rationale for tests and procedures to aid in diagnosis of oral pathologic conditions
  • Describe CBCT findings for a variety of hard tissue diseases
  • Apply an algorithmic approach to clinical decision making in the management of oral pathology

In an introductory message from Brad Hester, President of the Oregon Dental Association, says:

“Even though this year’s conference will be virtual, it will continue to offer something for everyone in our community and I enthusiastically encourage all friends of dentistry to attend. Our wide selection of continuing education courses and virtual Solutions Marketplace is guaranteed to support your personal and professional success.

There are Two Ways to Register: 

Online at www.oregondentalconference.org 

In print by mail, email, or fax 

Print the form, complete it, and return via fax, mail, or email to [email protected] with your payment.
Please be advised that there is a $25 processing fee for faxed, mailed, or emailed registrations.
Form can be accessed from www.oregondentalconference.org on the registration page.