ACDE Web Series - What is That Thing? Differential Diagnosis of Oral Disorders

Thursday, June 24, 2021
The registration period has closed for this event.

7:00 PM-9:00 PM CST


Put on your thinking caps on as your diagnostic abilities are about to be tested. Real world cases will frame a discussion on the differential diagnosis process. In this presentation, the “mysteries” of pathology will become clear, allowing you to communicate more effectively with your patient regarding their oral diseases. You will learn key points to help make your life easier and practical information that can be immediately applied. A myriad of topics and cutting edge information will be discussed, and include: What is that thing and how do I treat it? What caused this and how do I prevent it? And if it hurts, what will make it feel better?

I. Cases Highlighting the Differential Diagnosis Process

II. Review of Cases & Their Management

A. White lesions

B. Pigmented lesions

C. Lumps & bumps

D. Ulcers & blisters

D. Bony lesions


Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differential diagnosis process
  • Develop differential diagnoses of oral conditions
  • Evaluate oral lumps and bumps of the oral and head & neck region
  • Understand the etiology of exophytic oral lesions
  • Differentiate harmless versus dangerous pigmented lesions
  • Distinguish between ulcers of viral, developmental, autoimmune, versus cancerous origin
  • Generate an appropriate plan for radiographic pathology follow-up and/or intervention
  • Choose whether a condition needs monitored, biopsied, or referred


Educational Method: Zoom Lecture




Ken Tilashalski, D.M.D., (“Dr. T”) is quite unique in that he has earned specialty certificates in both oral & maxillofacial pathology and endodontics. He is Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, and also holds an appointment at the School of Medicine. After receiving his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Tilashalski completed both of his residencies along with an American Cancer Society fellowship at the University of Alabama. Dr. T is passionate about educating dental health care professionals. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally in the areas of oral pathology, oral medicine, and endodontics.




Registration open through 6/22/2021 11:59 PM


Registration is $69

(no discounts are available for this course)

Continuing Education
Lecture Credit Hours: Hours - 2


Zoom Live Lecture

Webinar Series Information

Marquette University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional's schedule and interests.