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Screening for Skin Cancer

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Due to their clinical proximity to areas often subject to skin lesions, oral health professionals have an opportunity to identify malignant growths and refer accordingly.

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

  1. Describe various types of skin cancers, their prevalence, and risk factors.
  2. Explain nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.
  3. List ways that skin cancer screening can be incorporated into dental practice.

This course was issued in the January 2018 issue and expires 1/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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