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Gingival Cancer Overview for General Practitioners

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Early diagnosis and staging of this rare disease is critical, because lesions often mimic other inflammatory periodontal conditions.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the incidence of gingival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), recurrence, and the characteristics that make diagnosis challenging.
  2. Explain the general practitioner’s role in identifying and treating patients with gingival SCC.
  3. List imaging modalities and treatments used in managing gingival SCC.

This course was issued in the September 2017 issue and expires 9/30/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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