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2016 Oral Medicine Conference

Oral Medicine–Bridging Dentistry and Medicine

Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Farash Auditorium
March 25, 2016


Learning Objectives
The lectures will address oral manifestations of systemic diseases, clinical approach to oral mucosal disorders, professional medical writing for dentists, medical screening, highlights of the VI World Workshop in Oral Medicine, antibiotic prophylaxis for joint replacement, special oral medicine cases, workshop about ICD-10.

Educational Objectives

  1. Present perspectives on the diagnosis of oral manifestations of systemic diseases and clinical management of oral lesions.
  2. Enhance the knowledge about professional medical writing in the patients' charts, and how to communicate with medical professionals.
  3. Update about the most recent advances about antibiotic prophylaxis for joint replacement.
  4. Introduce the forum of the World Workshop in Oral Medicine and point on recent publications.
  5. Advise about the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and its implications in Oral Medicine.

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Sollecito Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD, FDS RCS (Ed)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sollecito graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1989. He completed a general practice residency and a fellowship in oral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. He is a Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, USA Section. He is currently Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and Professor of Oral Medicine in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also an Attending in Oral Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a University Associate at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Sollecito is an expert in oral mucosal diseases, facial pain as well as in the dental treatment of the medically complex patient. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Abramson Cancer Center. He is currently Section Editor, Oral Medicine for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. He serves on the Council on Scientific Affairs of American Dental Association and is a Regional Dental Advisor, N.A. for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. His research interests include oral cancer and pre-cancer. Dr. Sollecito has authored numerous papers and chapters related to various topics in Oral Medicine.

Sharon Elad, DMD, MSc

Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Dr. Sharon EladDr. Elad holds joint appointments as a professor of dentistry and a professor of oncology at the University of Rochester, where she is Chair of the Oral Medicine Department at Eastman Institute for Oral Health and Clinical Chief for Hospital General Dentistry. Before joining the faculty there, Dr. Elad held leading roles at Hebrew University- Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Oral Medicine. She was the Chair of the Israeli Society of Oral Medicine (2002-2010) and the General Secretary for the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) (2005-2013).

Dr. Elad is the Head of educational courses at EIOH on oral medicine and dental management of medically complex patients. As the Co-chair of the Mucositis Study Group in the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Medicine (MASCC/ISOO), she also leads various research projects.

Peili Chen, MD, PhD

Dr. Chen is a Research Associate and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. His research is focused on identifying cellular and molecular mDr. P Chenechanisms by which a novel protein, Antrum Mucosal Protein (AMP)-18/Gastrokine-1 and a surrogate AMP peptide function as an effective therapeutic in animal and cell culture models of oral mucositis induced by radiation/chemotherapy.  In several recent published reports he has identified a receptor as well as major signaling mediators for AMP-18.  Before assuming his current position, Dr. Chen completed fellowship training in the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he worked to define protein interactions in signaling cascades and identify potential therapeutic targets in leukemia and cancer. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Peking University Health Science Center.

Bruce Smoller, MD

Dr. Smoller began his career in pathology as a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital.  From there, he did a Dr. Smollerdermatopathology fellowship at Cornell Medical School/ New York Hospital under the tutelage of Dr. Scott McNutt. He remained on faculty at Cornell for several years before relocating to Stanford University in 1990 to assume the position as Director of Dermatopathology and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Pathology and Dermatology.  In 1997, he relocated to the University of Arkansas where he became Chair of the Department of Pathology, in addition to his role as the Director of Dermatopathology.  He remained there until 2011 when he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.    He spent nearly three years in that position before accepting the position as Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services and Professor of Dermatology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he has been since July 2014.

Dr. Smoller has published more than 245 original articles, 39 book chapters and 13 textbooks of dermatopathology.  He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and as the President of the American Society of Dermatopathology.  He has been invited as a guest speaker in 22 countries around the world. He is proudest of the Nickel Award he received from the American Society of Dermatopathology in recognition of lifetime excellence in teaching.


Scientific Program

Earn 7 continuing education credits during this conference.  Please visit  for updates, as program is subject to change. We look forward to seeing you here!

Time Presentation/ Topic Speaker
7:30-8:30 am Exhibition/ Registration Opens
8:30 am Welcome Dr. Elad
8:35-9:25 am Oral manifestations of systemic diseases Dr. Sollecito
9:25-10:15 am Clinical approaches to oral mucosal disorders Dr. Sollecito
10:15-10:45 am Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition
10:45 - 11:05 am Therapeutic role of AMP-18 in oral muscositis Dr. Chen
11:05 am-11:35 pm Professional medical writing for dentists Dr. Sollecito
11:35-12:05 pm Medical screening Dr. Sollecito
12:05 - 12:45 pm The pathologist's perspective of oral diseases Dr. Smoller
12:45 - 12:55 pm EIOH Centennial Celebration  
12:55-1:55 pm Lunch and Poster Exhibition
1:55-2:55 pm Oral Medicine - do we really need it?! Dr. Sollecito
2:55-3:15 pm Highlights of the VI World Workshop in Oral Medicine Dr. Elad
3:15-4:00 pm Antibiotic prophylaxis for joint replacement Dr. Sollecito
4:00-4:15 pm Awards Ceremony Dr. Elad
4:15-5:00 pm ICD-10 Workshop Dr. Sollecito




Registration & Payment

Payment of registration fees must be made by one of the following methods:

  • Check: to be mailed with the registration form (see details in the registration form).
  • Credit Card: see phone and fax number in the registration form
  • On site: at the registration desk on the day of the conference: additional 25% fee.

Registration Desk

  • You are invited to stop at the registration desk to sign in for the conference and to receive your registration packet (printed materials and voucher for lunch).
  • The registration desk will be located at the entrance to the Farash Auditorium at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, 625 Elmwood Ave.
  • The registration desk will be operating on the day of the conference. Operation hours will start at 7:30 am until the beginning of the lectures, and at certain times throughout the day (please check times at the desk).
  • For pre-registered attendees, the CE credit certificate will be available at the end of the conference at the registration desk. For on-site registrees, please leave your email address at the Registration Desk or call 585-276-7443.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be faxed or e-mailed. Refund of registration fee will be as follows:

  • Before Feb 25, 2016 - 100% refund 
  • From Feb 25 until Mar 11, 2016 - 50% refund
  • No refund on cancellations received after Mar 11, 2016.

Registration will only be valid upon receipt of the full payment by the registration department according to the deadline indicated. A confirmation of registration will only be sent after receipt of the required fees. Outstanding payments will be collected on-site and charged the on-site rate.