Detecting Gingival Cancer
Oral health professionals play a crucial role in the early detection and post-therapy management of this disease.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the incidence of gingival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), recurrence, and the characteristics that make diagnosis challenging.
- Explain the oral health professional’s role in identifying and treating patients with gingival SCC.
- List imaging modalities and treatments used in managing gingival SCC.
This course was published in the December 2017 issue and expires December 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.