Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders

Cancer of the oral cavity accounts for approximately 3% of all malignancies diagnosed annually and found in 270,000 patients worldwide. During this conference, Dr. Alessandro Villa will help you identify oral malignant disorders and summarize current definitions of oral potentially malignant disorders.  

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Dentists, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists, Hospitalists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define potentially malignant oral disorders and identify patients with these disorders.
  • Apply pathology-based treatment ladder for oral malignant disorders.
Additional information
  • Mello, F. W., Miguel, A. F. P., Dutra, K. L., Porporatti, A. L., Warnakulasuriya, S., Guerra, E. N. S., & Rivero, E. R. C. (2018). Prevalence of oral potentially malignant disorders: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 47(7), 633-640.
  • Villa, A., & Sonis, S. (2018). Oral leukoplakia remains a challenging condition. Oral diseases, 24(1-2), 179-183.
  • Villa, A., & Gohel, A. (2014). Oral potentially malignant disorders in a large dental population. Journal of Applied Oral Science, 22(6), 473-476
  • Villa, A., Menon, R. S., Kerr, A. R., De Abreu Alves, F., Guollo, A., Ojeda, D., & Woo, S. B. (2018). Proliferative leukoplakia: proposed new clinical diagnostic criteria. Oral diseases, 24(5), 749-760.
  • Chau, L., Jabara, J. T., Lai, W., Svider, P. F., Warner, B. M., Lin, H. S., ... & Fribley, A. M. (2017). Topical agents for oral cancer chemoprevention: A systematic review of the literature. Oral oncology, 67, 153-159.
  • Napier, S. S., & Speight, P. M. (2008). Natural history of potentially malignant oral lesions and conditions: an overview of the literature. Journal of oral pathology & medicine, 37(1), 1-10.
  • Warnakulasuriya, S. (2018). Clinical features and presentation of oral potentially malignant disorders. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology, 125(6), 582-590.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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Alessandro Villa, DDS, Ph.D., MPH
Chief of Oral Medicine
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California 

Alessandro Villa, DDS, Ph.D., MPH,  faculty for this educational activity, has received grant/research support from Bristol Meyers Squibb. He is also a consultant for Primary Endpoint Solution. He will include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D., symposium director, is a consultant with Emd Serono, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Castle and Merck. He is a stockholder of Regeneron and Syros Pharmaceuticals. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Geoffrey Young, M.D., symposium director, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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