When To Treat and When To Refer: An Introduction And Approach To Clinical Oral Pathology

Featuring Austin Davies, DDS

2 CE Credits

This talk allows providers to identify a clinical lesion the patient may not even be aware of. The presentation will introduce the provider to the triage pathway when faced with a clinically detectable lesion. From formulating a description to attempting low level invention, the attendee should feel comfortable triaging pathology after this presentation.

This talk will allow the participant to:

  1. Identify normal structures in the Oral Cavity
    • One must be proficient in normal anatomy and anatomic variants to detect a clinical oral lesion.
  2. Reviewing the medical history correctly
    • From medications, surgery, and familial history, this step represents the most common overlooked part in the clinical lesion work up.
  3. Provide a clinical description for a given lesion.
    • While digital images have greatly improved job of the pathologist, still the majority of lesions do not come with a clinical or radiographic image. The dentist acts as the pathologist’s clinical eyes.
  4. Formulate a differential diagnosis for a given lesion.
    • An actionable differential is one that allows the treating professional to attempt low level intervention.
  5. Recommend additional tests or questions to further classify the lesion.
    • The results of low level intervention will allow the patient to be correctly triaged and then referred for definitive treatment.
  • Membership is being verified.
  • All registrants will receive a personalized webinar link.
  • If you do not receive a webinar link 3 days before the class, please call the OCDS office.
  • This course will not be recorded.
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Austin Davies, DDS

About the Speaker

Dr. Davies graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2013. After graduation, he went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a three-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and completed the program in 2016, receiving his certificate and Masters. Dr. Davies then joined Dr. Dovigi to be a part of Oral Pathology Diagnostic Services. He currently works in private practice, serves as lab director, and lectures to study clubs, dental organizations, and surgery residents throughout the Western United States. Dr. Davies is a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and is a Board-Certified pathologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


Thursday, June 23, 2022

6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. PDT


OCDS Member Dentists FREE

TCDS Member Dentists Free (membership will be verified)


Non-Members and Staff $49 per person


This is a virtual event on webinarjam

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