Mini-residency in Oral Lesions and Cancer Detection

During this mini-residency program, you will work side by side with world-class professionals to advance your skills in the detection, treatment, and post-therapeutic management of oral lesions and cancer. Day One will feature presentations, case studies, and hands-on experiences on biopsy and head and neck cancer examinations. Day Two will feature presentations, case studies, and hands-on experiences covering a full spectrum of oral lesions, dysplasia, and oral cancer. You will examine the role of evidence-based evaluation of newer oral cancer diagnostic tools, cancer staging, treatment including surgery and chemoradiotherapy, and the dentist's role in head and neck cancer treatment. Common sequela such as osteoradionecrosis of the jaw will also be covered. Misdiagnosis of oral cancer is common—you will review new insights to improve documentation and avoid malpractice issues related to delay or misdiagnosis. Working with your instructors, you will also analyze case studies in oral and maxillofacial pathology covering conditions encountered in general and specialty dental practices.
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April 2, 2022 to April 3, 2022


Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2965

Enrollment is limited to 30


Learn How To

  • Perform a thorough head and neck cancer examination
  • Advance your understanding of the clinical differential diagnosis of diseases and lesions of the oral mucosa
  • Recognize and understand numerous oral soft and hard tissue lesions and the implications of these lesions in dental practices.
  • Understand the underlying pathogenesis, signs, and symptoms of various reactive oral lesions
  • Better recognize when and how to biopsy, improve diagnostic skills and management strategies of oral ulcerative and non-ulcerative oral lesions
  • Discuss detection, treatment, and post-therapeutic planning with your patients
  • Detect oral cancer in its earliest stages
  • Recognize pre-malignant lesions and manage them to the standard of care
  • Determine when to refer and monitor oral lesions
  • Stage the level of head and neck cancers
  • Assess therapeutic options and rationale for choosing them
  • Compare the pros and cons of different therapies and discuss them with patients
  • Describe various treatments to patients: surgery, irradiation, chemotherapy
  • Analyze examples and cases of head and neck treatments
  • Summarize new therapies and research for future treatment
  • Catalog oral complications of various head and neck cancer therapies and chart them effectively
  • Manage oral complications (xerostomia, mucositis, candidiasis, dysphagia, etc.)
  • Analyze dental rehabilitation of head and neck cancer survivors

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstration, case studies, laboratory exercises


Credits and Fees


$1,495 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by March 4, 2022.


12.25 hours

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in oral pathology

Minnesota Credits

12.25 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Diagnosis ant Treatment Planning
  • Patient Communication
  • Record Keeping



8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday

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Meet Our Course Director

Deepak Kademani, DMD, MD, FACS, Chief of Staff at North Memorial Health. Dr. Kademani is in private practice with Minnesota Oral and Facial Surgery. He is also Fellowship Director of the Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery training program. Dr. Kademani is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, and the American Dental Association. He is currently a Director for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to authoring or co-authoring over one hundred books, abstracts, chapters, monographs, and publications, he has authored two textbooks, Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Clinical and Translational Updates on Oral Cancer. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics, predominantly in head and neck pathology, oral cancer, and reconstructive head and neck surgery.

Already Registered

  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning, and mid-afternoon each day.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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