16th Head and Neck Cancer Symposium (LIVE-STREAMED ONLINE)


Live-Streamed Online Course


  • Friday, May 20, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Director

MARK LERMAN, D.M.D. is the Division Director of Oral Pathology and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is appointed as a Professor and divides his time between teaching, clinical practice, and the school's biopsy service.

Dr. Lerman earned both his B.A. in history and D.M.D from Tufts University. After completing a general practice residency in dentistry at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital, he trained in oral and maxillofacial pathology at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in New York City. He was on the faculty for eight years at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor, before returning to his alma mater in 2014. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and he has authored multiple articles in the peer-reviewed oral pathology literature. 


Symposium Speakers


  • Scott Benjamin D.D.S., Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine - Arizona & Illinois; Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Hugo C. Campos D.M.D., M.S., Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Associate Professor and Division Director Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Paul Desjardins, D.M.D., Ph.D, President of Desjardins Associates, LLC.; Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Emeritus Chairman of Tufts Dental School Board of Advisors
  • Sadru Kabani, D.M.D, M.S., Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology; Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Quantum Pathology, Waltham, MA

  • John R. Kalmar, D.M.D., Ph.D., Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Miriam O'Leary, M.D., FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine; Interim Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Daniel Oreadi, D.M.D., Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Tufts Medical Center
  • Tanya Wright, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology; Assistant Professor and Assistant Division Director of Oral Pathology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Course Details

Oral cancer remains the most common disfiguring and deadly disease that oral health care providers, including general dentists, specialists, physicians, and staff encounter in practice.


This course provides clinicians with the knowledge to understand the various etiologic factors of oral cancer and enhances their ability to recognize early potentially malignant and malignant changes within the oral cavity. Course attendees will learn to effectively communicate with their patients and colleagues regarding appropriate management. This course also discusses the complex nature of such treatment and the complications that may ensue, as well as their potential to affect dental treatment.


Great course for the staff - Bring the whole team!




Learning Objectives
  • Name conventional and newly-recognized factors for head and neck cancer, including cutaneous and non-squamous malignancies
  • List the oral complications of oral cancer therapy and their implications for oral health care providers
  • Outline a management strategy for patients with advanced stage oral cancer
  • Define the complications associated with the surgical and medical management of head and neck cancer

What Past Participants are Saying

'All speakers were knowledgeable and enthusiastic'


'Cutting edge information presented by a series of experts. Well worth participating in every year'


'A great over all interdisciplinary overview of the latest research and treatment you will likely see anywhere in the country on oral cancer'


'The symposium was wonderful'

CE Credits

Lecture: Credit Hours - 7


Optional Additional Self-Study Credit: All registered participants will also gain access to additional self-study credits after May 20, 2022. To collect these credits, participants will be invited to our educational platform, Canvas, where they will find related articles and assignments to complete. More information on this to come.


AGD Code: 730

Course Fee

$295 (Doctor)

$95 (Staff)


Refund Policy: Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.

Wait List Policy: If a CE course obtains enough registrations where a wait list is established, the CE office will notify individuals with unpaid registration balances and ask them to pay their balance to secure their place in the course. If payment is not made to secure their place, the CE office has the right to offer that place to a paying individual on the wait list.



For course registration questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 617.636.6629 or dentalce@tufts.edu.

Live-Streamed Program Information


You will receive a link to the virtual sympsosium from the TUSDM Continuing Education Office closer to the event in a separate email closer to the date of the program.


On the date/time of the symposium:

Click on the link in the confirmation or reminder email to join the live-streamed program. The course will begin at the designated start time.



To participate:

You can participate from home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This Webinar Series uses Zoom software. Zoom works best if you download the Zoom app. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or webinar.


This program is live-streamed online.

About Us


Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.

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