American Academy of Dental Oncology Fall 2016 Session

Dental Oncology Level 2: Advanced Topics in Dental Oncology

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of Dental Oncology Level 1)

The second course in the Academy’s Dental Oncology Continuum offers insight into more advanced topics in dental oncology.  As the practitioner becomes more adept at treating the basic oral health needs of the individuals battling cancer, he or she will most certainly observe and identify more advanced needs in the patients served.  This course is designed to provide insight into a cleared understanding of these advanced topics to lead to better patient care in more advanced scenarios that may be encountered in dental oncology.

Who should attend this course?

This course is designed for dentists and specialist who want to continue learning how to provide quality service and care to people with all types of cancer. Most dentists do not feel adequately trained to deal with dental and oral complications that arise as a result of chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments for cancer. Dental Oncology Level 2 will provide continuing education and advanced clinical application methods to help the dentist treat and manage dental and oral health issues that arise as a result of modern cancer therapies. The successful completion of Dental Oncology Level 1 is required in order to register for this course.

What will I learn?

The Level 2 course will introduce acute complications that may arise while treating various types of cancer. Level 2 will discuss the Etiology, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of acute complications. Other areas discussed in Level 2 include the differences between HPV-associated head and neck cancers and non-HPV HNCs, systemic solid tumors, hematologic tumors, stem cell and hematopoietic cell transplant therapies, osseous tumors and bone metastases, and more.

Who will facilitate the seminar?

The main speaker at the seminar will be Dr. Dennis Abbott. Additional speakers will be added to cover information in their area of expertise.

How does this pertain to my practice?

You may already be seeing patients affected by cancer in your practice. If not, odds are that you will be soon. These patients have unique needs before, during, and after cancer treatment. In 2014, there were over 14 million people living with cancer in the United States. By 2024, that number is expected to approach 20 million. With more and more of these patients seeking cancer treatment closer to home, they need a dentist who understands the unique needs and limitations that come with their specific cancer treatment. Whether your goal is to have a practice that focuses on dental oncology or you want to better understand how to care for these patients when they come to your practice, this course is for you. Dental and oral health are critically important to systemic health and quality of life for both cancer patients and survivors. Understand how you can and why you should be part of a comprehensive cancer care team by attending this course.

What is the cost of the course, and what is included in my tuition?

The early registration (before August 1, 2016) cost of the course is $2,195. After August 1, 2016, the cost of the course is $2,350.  Tuition for the course includes all fees associated with the educational components of the course and an electronic copy of the course information, including customizable correspondence samples and marketing materials to help the attendee communicate effectively with other members of the cancer care team. A course notebook with physical copies of all course materials and presentations will also be provided.

Breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks for both the Friday and Saturday sessions are included along with a Friday evening dinner. Enrollment for this course is capped and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the enrollment for the October course is full, prospective attendees will have the option of being placed on a waiting list for the first Level 2 course offered in 2017. Transportation costs and lodging will be the responsibility of each attendee and are not included in the tuition cost.

How many CE credits will I earn for attending this course?

Up to 16 hours can be earned for completion of the Level 2 seminar. Fifteen (15) hours will be given for completion of the Level 2 course. One (1) hour will be given for a one-hour online webinar after the seminar. (Note: The one-hour online webinar is included in the seminar tuition.)

Where will the seminar be held?

The American Academy of Dental Oncology Fall 2016 Seminar will be held in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  AADO is currently in negotiations with venues to ensure the best experience possible.

What kind of travel plans should I make to attend?

Attendees should plan to arrive in the Dallas area on Thursday, October 13 if they are arriving from out of town. The course will begin at 8 AM on Friday, October 14. Participants should be prepared to stay through the completion of the course at 4 PM on Saturday, October 15. Dallas is served by two airports. Attendees are encouraged to use Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) for ease of access to the seminar location. It is recommended that participants who wish to book a return flight for Saturday afternoon do so after 6:00 PM to allow for adequate travel time to the airport.

Will there be additional courses after Level 2?

Yes. While the Level 2 deals with more advanced dental oncology issues faced by patients and real-life case studies, there are additional courses with educational information and applicable treatments which will build on what is taught in the Level 2 course. There is no obligation to continue along the curriculum tract, but more advanced information will be available in upper level courses for doctors who wish to expand their knowledge of care and management for patients with cancer.

Is each course priced separately?

Yes…each course will have a separate tuition.


Seminar Topics

  • Introduction to acute complications
  • Etiology of acute complications
  • Prevention of acute complications
  • Diagnosis of acute complications
  • Treatment of acute complications
  • Differences between HPV-associated head and neck cancers and non-HPV HNCs
  • Systemic solid tumors
  • Hematologic tumors
  • Stem cell and hematopoietic cell transplant therapies
  • Osseous tumors and bone metastases



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