Ellen Eisenberg - January 13 2021

January 27, 2021
Presenter: Ellen Eisenberg, DMD

Differential Diagnosis & Management of Selected Symptomatic Oral Mucosal Diseases

Clinical features of diverse oral mucosal conditions are often similar. Therefore, developing differential diagnoses and options for management can pose challenges for clinicians. It is important for clinicians to know the classic clinical presentations and histories that help to distinguish these conditions from one another. Understanding these conditions’ respective etiology and pathogenesis can expedite the establishment of accurate diagnoses. More commonly occurring oral conditions associated with mucosal disruption and pain will be discussed.  Selected cases of local and systemic oral conditions will illustrate current approaches to diagnosis and disease management. Key immune‐mediated stomatitides, selected viral infections, and other diagnostically challenging conditions will be addressed with a focus on the importance of good observations, incisive history‐taking, and accurate descriptions as keys to the diagnostic process, and a rationale for effective approaches to treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the clinical‐pathological features of selected symptomatic infectious, immunemediated, and other symptomatic oral mucosal conditions

  • Describe distinguishing pathogenetic features among conditions that appear clinically similar

  • Identify efficient approaches to diagnosis

  • List options for appropriate disease management and follow up

2 CEU Provided

About the Speaker: 

Ellen Eisenberg, DMD received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in Oral Pathology at Harvard University where she was awarded a Clinical Oral Cancer Fellowship.  She is Professor and Section Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, and Associate Professor, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, in the School of Medicine. Dr. Eisenberg serves on several key committees at UConn Health; she is currently chair of the Faculty Review Board, a position she has held for nearly two decades; and she co-chairs the SDM’s Education Council.  She co-directs both the academic and clinical oral pathology teaching programs at UConn Health, and is the Director of Uconn’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. In the SDM’s faculty practice, University Dentists, she sees patients on referral regularly for clinical oral pathology consultations and management of conditions affecting the oral mucosa and jaws. Dr. Eisenberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and a longstanding Fellow of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP). She has investigated, published and spoken on subjects ranging from diseases of bone, immune-mediated mucocutaneous diseases, salivary gland diseases, and oral/oropharyngeal cancer and potentially malignant oral lesions. Dr. Eisenberg is an honorary member of the Connecticut Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Currently President-Elect of the AAOMP, Dr. Eisenberg will be serving as AAOMP President in 2020-2021.

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