Jump with Me and Acknowledge those Deadly Moles

Shannon M. Nanne, RDH


Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: T22 Cost: $20/$35 after Sept. 29
CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Pathology |  Recommended for: All Attendees

We pride ourselves that we are experts in our field!  We are trained to recognize abnormalities, provide patients education, teach prevention techniques, screen for early detection, and provide prompt treatment.  This all sounds good intra-orally, but what happens when we see a mole on a patient’s face, lip, eye, or skin that keeps getting bigger every time we see them?  Do you bring it to their attention?  Have you ever taken a photo with THEIR cell phone so they can watch it?  Between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year.

This course will make you comfortable understanding the difference of “normal” and what could be “abnormal”.  Do you see discuss the dangers of the tanning bed to those Goddesses?  What are UVA and UVB Radiation really?  What number of sunscreen is absolutely necessary?  By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to quite possibly save a life!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the difference between ordinary moles and dysplastic nevi.
  • Know how to proactively screen and discuss risk factors for skin cancers.
  • Explain the clinical signs of malignant melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Inform cancer patients on oral side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Identify oral melanoma.
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