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Pediatric Oral Medicine & HPV Infection (2 Topics)

May 3

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Pediatric Oral Medicine

A variety of soft and hard tissue abnormalities of local, systemic, or developmental origin could affect the orofacial region in the pediatric population often causing worried parents to seek advice from dental professionals. While some of these oral findings are benign in nature, others may flag an underlying systemic disease or genetic anomaly. It is, therefore, critical for dental providers to be able to differentiate between oral lesions of different etiology.

In this context, clinicians with the necessary skillset could serve an invaluable function by expediting diagnosis, reassuring worried parents as warranted and providing appropriate management. In this case-based presentation, participants will learn about traumatic, reactive, infectious, neoplastic, and congenital conditions that could be seen in infants, children and adolescents and their appropriate management.

Mucocutaneous Manifestations of HPV Infection & Implications for Dentistry

Human papillomavirus belongs to ancient papillomaviridae family of viruses that date back 330 million years. Papillomaviruses infect vertebrates and have strict species specificity. Human papillomaviruses have predilection for mucocutaneus tissues and are capable of hijacking cellular machinery of the host to their advantage to developing latent or subclinical infection as well as clinical disease.

Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in both United States and globally. The infection is primarily transmitted through physical contact (mainly sexual) though horizontal and vertical route of transmission are also possible. While the majority of infections are asymptomatic and transient, persistent HPV could cause mucocutaneous warts in the anogenital region and oral cavity, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, cervical dysplasia and several types of malignancies-more specifically cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and oropharyngeal cancer.

In this program, you will learn about:

  • The HPV classification and genomic structure.
  • The epidemiology, transmission, and natural history of HPV infection.
  • Risk factors for HPV infection in various sites of predilection including oral cavity.
  • Pathogenesis of HPV-induced warts and malignancies.
  • Clinical features, complications and management of mucocutaneous warts including squamous papilloma, verruca vulgaris, condyloma acuminatum, and focal epithelial hyperplasia.
  • Demographics, presentation and prognosis of HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Prevention of oropharyngeal cancers through HPV vaccination.
  • HPV vaccination indications, protocol, and efficacy.
  • Legislative initiatives to include HPV vaccination in the scope of dental practice.

Presented by:
Director, Division of Oral Medicine
Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Friday, May 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | 6 credit hours
IN-PERSON at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$185 Dentists | $135 Auxiliaries/Residents
Code: 24D0804

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