A Guide to Clinical Differential Diagnosis of Oral Mucosal Lesions



The primary goal of this course is to help you learn the process of clinical differential diagnosis of diseases and lesions of the oral mucosa. The first step in successful therapeutic management of a patient with an oral mucosal disease or lesion depends upon creating a differential diagnosis. This course also includes both an interactive and downloadable decision tree to assist in the diagnosis.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The late Dr. Finkelstein reported no conflicts of interest associated with this course when he last updated it.  The staff at P&G expresses our condolences regarding the loss of Dr. Finkelstein on December 28, 2013.  He was a passionate advocate for dental education who reached tens of thousands of students and patients with his knowledge of oral pathology that spanned a career of over 30 years at the University of Iowa.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number.The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.