Oral Cancer Update: Benefitting the AGD Foundation

When:  Sep 28, 2022 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM (ET)

Earn CE, support the AGD Foundation, and help fight oral cancer

Workshop Description: The workshop will address “oral potentially malignant lesions”, including leukoplakias and erythroplakias, and proliferative verrucous leukoplakia, as well as oral cancer. We will review and discuss clinical images of oral dysplasias and cancers. We will discuss the role of HPV infection in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.  We will also review adjunct diagnostic tools and their value in cancer detection.

Learning Objectives. At the completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of “potentially malignant”.
  2. Create a differential diagnosis for white and red lesions of the oral cavity.
  3. Understand the role of HPV in oral cancer.
  4. Understand the strengths and limitations of biopsies of potential malignancies.

Cost for attending is a minimum $20 contribution to the AGD Foundation. All proceeds from this webinar will be contributed to the Foundation. The AGD Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AGD, focuses on oral/oropharyngeal cancer awareness, risk factor education, and diagnostic training for general dentists.

AGD Subject Code: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology


Dr. Kurt Summersgill received his dental degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry in 1984.  He then served seven years as a general dentist in the US Army. Kurt attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he completed his post-graduate work in 2000, receiving a PhD in Oral Science and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Kurt joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2001, where he is currently an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He is active in teaching general pathology and oral pathology to dental hygiene students, pre-doctoral students, and dental residents. He regularly treats clinical oral pathology patients in the faculty practice and participates in the oral pathology biopsy service. He is the founder and program director of the residency program in oral and maxillofacial pathology at UPMC/Pitt Dental. Kurt currently serves as Vice-President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


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