Oral Cancer: The Roles of Healthcare Providers in Oral Cancer Management

5th Annual Partners in Practice Symposium Series

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Currently, oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the 6th most common cancer world-wide, and is associated with poor survival rates. This interactive, case-based symposium is designed to update medical and dental colleagues on the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and postsurgical management of oral cavity and head and neck cancer.

The poor survival rate of OSCC is primarily attributed to delays in diagnosis, and therefore, advanced staging at onset. It is imperative to diagnosis lesions early, although early detection strategies, while emerging, are not yet part of the standard of care. Community clinicians, including dentists and otolaryngologists, are on the front line for the early detection and surveillance of this disease, as well as in managing the chosen medical treatment and its impact for their patients.

Target Audience

Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Speech & Language Pathologists and other Healthcare Professionals.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the diagnostic criteria of potentially malignant and malignant oral lesions.
  • Explain the principles of oral cancer management.
  • Describe the dental management of head and neck cancer.
  • Increase compliance with current guidelines in the surgical, radiotherapeutic and chemotherapeutic management of oral cancers.
  • Identify the role of each health care professional in the detection, management, rehabilitation and dental care of head and neck cancer patients.

Conference Details

Dates: Saturday,
November 2, 2019

Time: 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Accreditation: AMA, ADA, ASHA

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UB Continuing Dental Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

UB Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits. 

This course is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Parking is available at Roswell Park’s parking ramp, located across the street from the main hospital and 3 blocks East of the Jacobs School of Medicine.  You may obtain a free parking voucher at the registration desk for ramp parking.  NFTA Metro Rail station exits into the lobby of the Jacobs School of Medicine, and metered parking is available on the streets.