Oral cancer detection & dento-legal risks WEBINAR RECORDING
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cancer – detection, referral and dento-legal risks associated with diagnosis
A recording of a webinar that took place on Wednesday 25 November 2020. *Available on-demand until 1 February 2021*
Saman Warnakulasuriya will discuss the signs and
symptoms of the early stages of oral cancer, enabling participants to carry out a thorough clinical
examination on patients and be able to understand the criteria for urgent
Len D'Cruz will help you to understand the dento-legal
risks associated with oral cancer diagnosis.
Saman Warnakulasuriya OBE:
- To be able to
identify patients at risk and high risk lesions
- Know how to carry out a
thorough clinical examination with the knowledge of signs and symptoms of early
limitations of commercially available diagnostic adjuncts for early detection
criteria for urgent referral
- Discuss primary
care approaches for cancer prevention.
- Recognise the risks in failing to diagnose suspicious lesions and making appropriate referrals.
A recording of a one-hour presentation which offered live viewers the opportunity to submit questions.
About the speakers
Emeritus Professor of Oral Medicine and Experimental Pathology,
King’s College London
Warnakulasuriya is the Emeritus Professor of Oral Medicine and Experimental
Pathology at King’s College London and was the Chairman of the Oral
Medicine Division at King’s College Hospital and at Guy’s Hospital, London from
Saman has made major contributions in cancer epidemiology, oral
medicine and clinical trials. He is a leading expert on human carcinogens,
especially tobacco, alcohol and areca nut that cause mouth cancer.His early
work showed that smokeless tobacco and areca nut cause cancers of the mouth and
have led International Agency on Research on Cancer to confirm these substances
as Class 1 carcinogens and to re-affirm an Europe-wide ban on smokeless tobacco
Professor Warnakulasuriya has also been involved in developing the
terminology and classification of oral potentially malignant disorders and
studied their natural history and molecular changes during progression to
malignancy.He received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine
and Pathology in 2014 and has made substantial contributions to the world
literature with Google Scholar citations 22817; H Index 76 and i10 index 229.
He was made an Officer of the Order of the
British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The
Queen in 2008 for his services to medicine and was elected a Fellow of King's College London in 2019.
Senior Dento-legal Advisor, BDA
is a general dental practitioner, running a seven-surgery mixed NHS and private
practice in North East London. He is an experienced vocational trainer for the
He is Senior Dento-legal Advisor for BDA Indemnity and lead
lecturer for the MA in Dental Law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire.
He is the author of two books and writes and lectures widely on dento-legal
aspects of dentistry.
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