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2024 Annual Convention 

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Deadly Skin Cancer 2.75 CEs

6/15 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • From 105 US dollars
  • Stotesbury Ballroom

Course Description:

Enhancing Your Dental Career Recognizing Deadly Skin Cancers Speaker: Shannon Nanne, RDH We pride ourselves that we are experts in our field! We are trained to recognize abnormalities, provide patients’ education, teach prevention techniques, screen for early detection, and provide prompt treatment. This all sounds good intra-orally, but what happens when we see a mole on a patient’s face, lip, eye or skin that keeps getting bigger every time we see them? Do you bring it to their attention? Have you ever taken a photo with THEIR cell phone so they can watch it? Between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. This course will make you comfortable understanding the difference of “normal” and what could be “abnormal”. Do you see discuss the dangers of the tanning bed to those Goddesses? What is UVA and UVB Radiation really? What number of sunscreen is absolutely necessary? By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to quite possibly save a life! ​Educational Objectives:​​ - Identify the difference between ordinary moles and dysplastic nevi. - Know how to proactively screen for skin cancers. - Explain the clinical signs of malignant melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. - Discuss the risk factors for skin cancer. - List preventative measures to reduce the chance of skin cancer. - Inform cancer patients on oral side effects of chemotherapy. - Know how to do a proper oral cancer exam. - Identify “the good” and “the bad” moles. - Identify Oral melanoma.

Terms & Conditions

Registration: Registration is REQUIRED. Photos: A photographer will be present at the event, taking photos for the Maine Dental Association to use in future flyers, brochures, social media posts, and on our website. If you do not wish for your photo to be displayed, please notify the Maine Dental Association immediately. Any photos captured with you in it will be removed. Contact: / 207-622-7900 Cancellation / Refund: Requests for cancellations/refunds must be emailed to Therese Cahill,, no later than May 31, 2024. After this date, no refunds - including for absences due to illness (including COVID-19), late arrivals, weather, or parking difficulties - will be granted. The Maine Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Maine Dental Association designates the identified activities for one to seven continuing education credits.

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