Dental: Role of Oral Microbial Infections in Oral Cancer

9.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course
Head and neck cancer refers to a group of biologically similar cancers that start in the lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, and larynx. About 40% of head and neck cancers occur in the oral cavity, 15% in the pharynx, 25% in the larynx, and the remaining 20% are in the salivary glands and thyroid. Overall, they account for more than 500,000 cases annually worldwide. They account for 3% of all cancers in the United States. In 2015, it was estimated to affect 61,760 people (45,330 men and 16,430 women). Men are affected significantly more often, ranging from 2:1 to 4:1. It is estimated that more than 13,000 people will die from head and neck cancer. This course will discuss viral and bacterial carcinogenesis.

Course Objectives
  1. Discuss viral carcinogenesis.
  2. Discuss bacterial carcinogenesis.

About the Author
Karen D. Hallisey, DMD, is the dental planner at Western Schools. She received her undergraduate degree at Saint Michael’s College in 1997 before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Dr. Hallisey is a licensed dentist in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of both the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She worked as a general dentist in private practice for ten years before deciding to enter the realm of higher education. Along with being the Dental Planner here at Elite Learning, Dr. Hallisey is an assistant professor and the Associate Department Chair in a Dental Hygiene school outside of Boston, Massachusetts. There she teaches pharmacology to second year students and also serves as the supervising dentist in both the first and second year clinics.

AGD Subject Code: 730
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Role of Oral Microbial Infections in Oral Cancer

9.95
About the Course
Head and neck cancer refers to a group of biologically similar cancers that start in the lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, and larynx. About 40% of head and neck cancers occur in the oral cavity, 15% in the pharynx, 25% in the larynx, and the remaining 20% are in the salivary glands and thyroid. Overall, they account for more than 500,000 cases annually worldwide. They account for 3% of all cancers in the United States. In 2015, it was estimated to affect 61,760 people (45,330 men and 16,430 women). Men are affected significantly more often, ranging from 2:1 to 4:1. It is estimated that more than 13,000 people will die from head and neck cancer. This course will discuss viral and bacterial carcinogenesis.

Course Objectives
  1. Discuss viral carcinogenesis.
  2. Discuss bacterial carcinogenesis.

About the Author
Karen D. Hallisey, DMD, is the dental planner at Western Schools. She received her undergraduate degree at Saint Michael’s College in 1997 before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Dr. Hallisey is a licensed dentist in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of both the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She worked as a general dentist in private practice for ten years before deciding to enter the realm of higher education. Along with being the Dental Planner here at Elite Learning, Dr. Hallisey is an assistant professor and the Associate Department Chair in a Dental Hygiene school outside of Boston, Massachusetts. There she teaches pharmacology to second year students and also serves as the supervising dentist in both the first and second year clinics.

AGD Subject Code: 730