John E. Fantasia, DDS COURSE CODE:  211E
Wednesday, April 3rd  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – 2 CE CREDIT HOURS


FEE: ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $105
NEW DENTIST: $100 LAB TECHNICIAN: $75
RDH/STAFF: $100 NON-ADA MEMBER: $150
RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE

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 “Oral Pathology Update – 2019”


This course will be presented using both lecture format as well as use of clinical pathologic correlations.  The CPC format will allow the participant to analyze cases based on clinical and radiographic findings, and then formulate a differential diagnosis.  Discussion on how the dentist proceeds with the work-up and diagnosis of each case will represent the main focus.  Common pathologic processes of the oral soft tissues and jaws and several rare diseases that emphasize the scope of pathological processes affecting the oral region will be highlighted.

The attendee will have a better understanding of a variety of common conditions that affect the oral soft and hard tissues, and will be introduced to some rare clinical conditions.  The participants, upon completion of the sessions, will more confidently formulate a differential diagnosis that will allow for the appropriate diagnostic approaches and treatment.


John E. Fantasia, DDS

Dr. Fantasia, is a professor in the Departments of Dental Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Otolaryngology, at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell.  Dr. Fantasia received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry, his Oral Pathology residency training was at Emory as well.  He was an Associate Professor of Pathology at Temple University School of Dentistry and School of Medicine from 1979 to 1988.  At Long Island Jewish Medical Center since 1988, he serves as Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Director of the Oral Pathology residency training program, which began in 1994.  Dr. Fantasia is the past recipient of a National Cancer Institute training fellowship while at Emory and received an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award while an assistant professor at Temple.  Dr. Fantasia has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and is the co-author of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Fascicle, Atlas of Tumor Pathology, Tumors and Cysts of the Jaws, Third Series.  Dr. Fantasia is a past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He completed a seven year term as a Director and Officer of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Board President in 2008.  He practices the specialty of oral and maxillofacial pathology by participating in a hospital based oral pathology laboratory service, and in a clinical consultation service directed toward the diagnosis and treatment of patients with oral manifestations of various disease processes.