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Assessment of Benign Soft Tissue Lesions of the Oral Cavity course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

The aim of this session is to enable the practitioner to assess and diagnose benign soft tissue lesions of the oral cavity.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • take a clear and concise history
  • describe a systematic oral soft tissue examination
  • identify normal anatomical features of the oral cavity
  • assess and identify benign oral soft tissue lesions according to site and determine relevant investigations to aid diagnosis

Pathological lesions of the mouth are common and range from innocuous lesions to highly malignant neoplasms.

This session will describe assessment and investigations to diagnose benign lesions of the oral cavity.

Instructors / Speakers
Maria Devine,
Academic Clinical Fellow Specialty Registrar

Maria Devine (BDS (Ncl), MFDS, RCS Ed) is an Academic Clinical Fellow Specialty Registrar in Oral Surgery at King’s College Hospital. Her current research activity involves iatrogenic trigeminal nerve injury. She qualified from Newcastle University in 2009 and worked in a variety of Hospital Dentistry, General Practice and Maxillofacial Surgery posts before taking up her Specialty Training in King’s College Hospital.

Tara Renton,
Specialist in Oral Surgery

Tara Renton (Specialist in Oral Surgery) is a dentist with a particular interest in trigeminal nerve injuries and pain. After completing her Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training in Melbourne, Tara undertook a PhD in trigeminal nerve injury related to third molar surgery at King’s College London 1999-2003. She was later appointed Senior Lecturer at QMUL and then was awarded her chair in 2006 at King’s College London. Over the past 4 years Tara has led the teaching of 180 dental students for each year 3, 4 and 5. She has established an academic training programme, which now has eight Oral Surgery SpRs of which three are undertaking PhDs and two are post docs. In collaboration with IoP KCL and Imperial College, Tara and collaborators have established an international leading programme of trigeminal pain research.

Tara is the UK National advisor for Oral Surgery, a council member for BAOS and an elected member of the RCS England Dental Faculty Committee.

Assessment of Benign Soft Tissue Lesions of the Oral Cavity course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
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Time / Duration
30 minutes
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