Healthcare providers are encouraged to use case studies either in conjunction with courses to augment learning, or on their own as a means of engaging in meaningful discussions with colleagues.

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Case Study 1: Case in Point

From the course entitled Empowering Physicians, Nurses and Other Non-Dental Healthcare Providers in the Prevention and Early Detection of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer, Case Study 1 demonstrates a lost opportunity to identify a suspicious oral lesion, and subsequently make a timely diagnosis and initiate treatment of oral cancer.

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Case Study 2: Clinical Application

From the course entitled Empowering Physicians, Nurses and Other Non-Dental Healthcare Providers in the Prevention and Early Detection of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer, Case Study 2 highlights the consequences for a patient of a delayed diagnosis of tonsil cancer, including delayed treatment and unnecessary stress.

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Early Childhood Caries

Case Study 1: Case in Point

From the course entitled Empowering Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Other Non-Dental Healthcare Providers to Care for the Oral Health of Children and Adolescents, Case Study 1 demonstrates a lost opportunity to identify early childhood caries at the incipient white spot lesion stage, and subsequently prevent the progression of the disease.

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Case Study 2: Clinical Application

From the course entitled Empowering Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Other Non-Dental Healthcare Providers to Care for the Oral Health of Children and Adolescents, Case Study 2 illustrates the value of early oral screening by a child’s primary care provider.

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