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Oral Pathology

JADA+ Oral Pathology Speciality Scan cover

JADA+ Specialty Scan — Oral Pathology is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editor for JADA+ Specialty Scan — Oral Pathology is Paul C. Edwards MSc, DDS, FRCD(C), Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine, Radiology, Indiana University School of Dentistry and the associate consulting editor is Zoya Kurago, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Biology, Graduate Studies, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, Dental College of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University.


May 10, 2019 Topics include: chronic mucosal trauma, oral mucosal disorders during pregnancy, pediatric cancer survivors, oral lichen planus, and more.

February 8, 2019 Topics include: chronic ulcerative stomatitis features, HPV genetics and squamous cell carcinoma, Vitamin D levels and recurrent aphthous stomatitis, osteomyelitis of the jaws.


December 14, 2018 Topics include: Oral cancer knowledge in a predominantly African-American community, predictive value of DNA ploidy analysis in high risk oral lesions, honey for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, and oral mucosal lesions in e-cigarette users.

August 24, 2018 Topics include: Assessing electronic cigarette use and self-reported oral symptoms among adolescents; Screening for oral cancer; Diagnostic delays among patients with autoimmune blistering diseases of the mouth; An overview of the etiology and treatment of burning mouth syndrome; 2019 AAOMP Annual Meeting; Oral pathology courses are in high demand at ADA 2018; Free CE.

May 25, 2018 Topics include: Novel oral anticoagulants and bleeding risk in patients undergoing dental treatment; Investigating the efficacy of human papillomavirus vaccines against invasive HPV-associated cancer; The risk of oral tongue cancer in organ transplant recipients and people with HIV.

February 23, 2018 Topics include: The relationship between oral lichen planus and thyroid disease; Examining neurologic manifestations of primary Sjögren syndrome; Risk factors for malignant transformation of oral potentially malignant disorders.


November 17, 2017 Topics include: Hypodontia and environmental risk factors; Establishing a prognostic gene signature in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue; Sequence analysis of genes in patients with fractures but no extraskeletal signs of osteogenesis imperfecta.

August 30, 2017
Topics include: Treatment of mucosal melanomas and patient outcomes; Assessing dental evaluations and treatment protocols before initiating therapy for cancer; Examining the association between dietary fiber intake and cancer of the oral cavity/pharynx and larynx.

June 2, 2017 Topics include: Smokeless tobacco use and coronary heart disease mortality; Oral opportunistic infections: diagnosis and treatment considerations; Examining the increasing incidence of oral tongue cancer in the United States.

March 10, 2017 Topics include: Geographic tongue and IL36RN gene mutations ; Oral mucous membrane pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris; Population-based screening for early detection of oral premalignancy. 

November 17, 2016 Topics include: Burning mouth syndrome; Oral hygiene and head and neck cancers; Oral hygiene and head and neck cancers.

August 26, 2016 Topics include: Oral hygiene and head and neck cancers; Chronic sinusitis and cancer; Factors affecting provider recommendation for HPV vaccination in adolescents.

May 20, 2016 Topics include: Clonazepam for burning mouth syndrome; Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome; Protecting infants from oral mutilation.

February 19, 2016 Topics include: Focusing on malignant sublingual gland tumors; New research on HPV-associated head and neck cancers; Common genetic factors in tooth development and distant tumors; Using CBCT.

November 19, 2015 Topics include: HPV vaccination and oropharyngeal cancers; Antiangiogenesis therapy; Managing precancerous oral lesions; Oral lichen planus.

August 18, 2015 Topics include: Changes seen in oral cancer trends; E-cigarette use may hinder college students smokers from quitting; Update on major salivary gland cancers; Salivary stone risks examined.

May 18, 2015 Topics include: Oral reactions to medications; Oral lesions in older people; Minor salivary gland cancers and radiation therapy; Oral tongue cancer in women: incidence and survival.

March 19, 2015 Topics include: Inherited factors linked to young adult head and neck cancers; Sitafloxacin to treat bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw; HPV-related cancer outside the oropharynx; Steroid inhaler use a risk factor for oral hairy leukoplakia.