Diagnostics in Oral Medicine

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About the course

Learn first line evaluation of pathology in the oral cavity focusing on clinical presentation, work up/diagnostics and treatment plans. Get the tools for correct diagnosis and work up from the perspective of how the symptoms are presented. Learn the correct terminology and how to interpret your clinical and diagnostic findings, including histopathology reports and familiarize yourself with referred symptoms from nearby areas such as inner ear, eyes, pharynx and the nasal cavity.

Theoretical topics: 
Anomalies, Autoimmune disease, Neuropathies, Salivary gland disorders, Inflammatory diseases , Infectious diseases & conditions, Tooth resorption, Caries, Malocclusions, Neoplastic disease, Traumatic injuries, Lymphadenopathy.

E.g. of presentation symptoms covered during the course: Ptyalism, Trismus, Pain when opening the mouth, “Dropped jaw”, Lip dropping, Inflammation in the oral cavity, Infection in the oral cavity, The most common types of Swelling, Suspected neoplasia in the oral cavity, Nasal discharge, Facial asymmetry, Inappetance (unwillingness to eat), Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), Odynophagia (pain when swallowing), Enlarged lymph nodes, Huskiness/vocal disturbances, Mandibular skin wounds/fistulas, Mobile teeth, Discoulored teeth, Malocclusion, Snoring, Stridor, Inability to close eyelids, Discharge from the eye.

Practical/interactive procedures: 
Interpretation of clinical and radiographic findings (case description-work shops) combined with practical exercises (examination and biopsy techniques). Practice in interpreting histopathology reports.

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