Head and Neck Cancer – screening and proper documentation

Sep 09, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

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Rates of head and neck cancer continue to increase while other cancers are declining.  Dental professionals know the importance of early oral abnormality detection, but there exists a lack of consistency in lesion description, which, especially when referring to a specialist, or reevaluating the lesion at a later date, can lead to confusion. This course will cover the vast variety of lesion descriptors and other information gathered in a comprehensive head and neck abnormality screening. This information is critical to document in the patient’s chart and can be organized into a software template to make documentation as efficient and thorough as possible.

The main focus of this course will be . . .

  • Recognize most common signs of head and neck cancer
  • Review lesion descriptors for accurate documentation
  • Identify signs that are highly predictive of malignancy

Meet Kathryn Gilliam

Kathryn has delivered impactful continuing education courses to both small and large groups across the country. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Bale Doneen Preceptorship and the Lioness Principle Advanced Transformational Training Program. She has published continuing education courses for ineedce.com and Dr. Bicuspid.com, and Kathryn’s articles have been featured in: The Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, AGD Impact, RDH Magazine, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, Modern Hygienist, and Hygiene Mastery Magazine.

Additionally, Kathryn is a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and is a member of the board of the Houston Component of the Oral Cancer Foundation. She is also a member of the Speaking Consulting Network and Directory of Dental Speakers.