University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

What is That Thing? Differential Diagnosis of Oral Disorders

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

8:00 PM-10:00 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 6/24/2021 7:00 PM


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Course Description

Course Description:

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



Learning Objectives:

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

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



This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)


This course is hosted by: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry


Ken Tilashalski, DMD


Ken Tilashalski (“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.  Through his command of the material, Dr. T has gained a reputation as one of the dental school’s most popular professors.  He was honored as a recipient of the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for his dynamic, high-energy, entertaining and interactive style.


Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $69

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 2
Course #: 57921W
AGD Code: 730



ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 2

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


Following registration, an email will be sent, detailing instructions for logging in from home.

About Us

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


The University of Pittsburgh 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.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.