Module 1: Update on Oral Cancer for Health Professionals

Update on Oral Cancer for Health Professionals

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 12, 2021
  • Expires: Feb 11, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)


Pamela Van Arsdall Pamela Van Arsdall, DMD, MPH
Oral Health Science
University of Kentucky
College of Dentistry
Lexington, Kentucky

Melvyn S.  Yeoh Melvyn S. Yeoh, MD, DMD, FACS
Division Chief
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Kentucky
College of Dentistry
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Health care providers have limited knowledge about oral cancer. As a result they are often not screening for oral cancer. Outside of dentistry, most providers do not look at the oral cavity for disease, beyond the pharynx. Most providers do not discuss oral cancer signs/symptoms, risk factors and how to mitigate risk with their patients. This module will help with this need. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dentists and Dental Hygienists


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the risk factors for oral cancer
  2. Describe common signs and symptoms of oral cancer
  3. Explain an oral cancer screening exam
  4. Discuss oral cancer cases and the trajectory of care from diagnosis to recovery
  5. Discuss the role of different health care providers in caring for patients throughout the course of oral cancer treatment


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hour.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.2 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0157. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.00 hour credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors or planners  have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Dentistry.