1. Recognize clinical lesions that are considered premalignant, such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia
2. Understand the role of tissue biopsy in everyday clinical practice and when/how to biopsy lesions
3. Recognize the varied clinical appearances of oral cancer
4. Develop sound treatment strategies and referral systems for management of patients with potentially cancerous oral lesions
Dr. Scott Peters is an Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology at Columbia University. He received his DDS from Columbia University, and completed his post-graduate training in Oral Pathology at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a diplomate of the ABOMP, a fellow of the AAOMP, and the recipient of the William G. Shafer Award. Dr. Peters has been published in journals including The Journal of the American Dental Association, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, Journal of Endodontics, Head and Neck Pathology, and Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, among others. He is a member of the Columbia University Oral Diagnostic Biopsy Service and the clinical oral pathology service located at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown. Dr. Peters teaches at Columbia and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He also provides oral pathology training to the residents at Kings County Hospital Center, Woodhull, and Harlem Hospital. He serves as the new dentist representative on the NYSDA Council of Hospital Dentistry, and as a member of the AAOMP Committee on Professional and Public Relations.
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