Presenter: Robert Convissar, DDS
Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sponsored by: Diamond Dental Supply
CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 730
Subject: Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Participation
*Breakfast & Lunch Included
Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661
Expand your practice with oral cancer detection and biopsy techniques!
One person every hour of every day dies from oral cancer. The five year survival rate is less than 50/50. Why? Because we as profession do not do all we can to diagnose oral cancer at its earliest stage, when the 5 year survival rate can be as high as 80%.
With the current technology on the market today, there is no reason for a dentist to miss early diagnosis of a lesion. There are many excellent diagnostic tools to help dentists perform complete oral cancer exams. Once a lesion is discovered, whats a dentist to do? Biopsy! Over 80% of all soft tissue biopsies are performed by oral surgeons. The biggest reason for general practitioners not performing this essential service is lack of sufficient training in the simple techniques for soft tissue biopsy.
The purpose of the course is to familiarize the dentist and hygienist with a simple oral cancer examination technique using the newest fluorescent visualization instruments, and then perform soft tissue biopsies utilizing instruments you already have in your office (scalpel and sutures) – or better yet, your laser!
The course will also review basic oral pathology and familiarize the participant with the procedures for recording the pertinent information and sending the biopsy to the oral pathologist for examination. At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to perform a complete oral cancer examination, be familiar with basic oral pathologies seen in everyday general practice, know a simple procedure for simple soft tissue biopsy, when to perform the biopsy, and when to refer. The participants will be able to confidently start performing soft tissue biopsies in their offices upon completion of this course.
NOTE: This is not a “brush biopsy” course - this course focuses on incisional and excisional biopsy techniques. The course uses real-time video of actual biopsy procedures.
The hands on portion will be performed on pig tongues. Participants will learn and have the opportunity to:
- Know how to perform a complete oral cancer examination using the latest technologies
- Know how to recognize basic oral pathologies seen in everyday general practice
- Know how to perform, when to perform, and when to refer a biopsy.
- Be able to start performing soft tissue biopsies in office first thing tomorrow morning!
About the Speaker
Robert Convissar, DDS
Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. He has over 30 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Erbium and Diode wavelengths. The author of 16 papers and 6 textbooks on laser dentistry, he has presented over 300 seminars on 5 continents from London to Florence to Dubai to Tokyo to Sydney and everywhere in between. He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry has been the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world for 9 years.
Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:
"Its an important topic and great lecture. Dr. Convissar was informative" Dr. Mahir Saleh, Clifton, NJ
"Dr. Convissar is very knowledgeable in the laser field and is an unbiased instructor." Dr. Christine DelDuca, Berkely Heights, NJ
"Dr. Convissar was very helpful in understanding what different lasers have to offer" Dr. Heather Hoffman, Washington, DC
"Dr. Convissar was very knowledgeable and made the material easy to understand. NJHPDI made registration very easy." Dr. Heather Burns, West Chester, PA
"It was a great course. Dr. Convissar was very detailed and non biased. Based everything on sound scientific knowledge." Dr. Balwinder Dhaliwal, Basking Ridge, NJ
"Great informative course! All content was based on peer reviewed literature and update on information." Dr. Eric Oh, Hackensack, NJ
"Excellent. This is the second time I've heard Dr.Convissar. I appreciate his review of literature and that he is very concerned about excellent ethical dentistry. Great speaker!" Dr. Thane Hisaw, Greensboro, NC
Dentist $495 | Hygienist $275
*Limited to 24 Attendees