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Audio Only- Sores & Bumps 101

Recorded On: 05/22/2020

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This 3 hour lecture will use real patients that can walk at any time and at any pediatric dental practice in the country with issues unrelated with teeth. Issues such as change in the color of the oral mucosa or gums, small sores in the lower lip, well defined patches on the dorm of the tongue, generalized sore gums, bad taste, halitosis, bumps in the floor of the mouth, etc. Please, come to this Sunday morning lecture with a lot of energy and your mobile device to participate in questions developed for each patient. The lecture is a practical lecture and will cover common issues that the pediatric dentist will face in a busy practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to establish a differential diagnosis for the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss the basis for the teratment of the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the reasons and criteria for referral of children with soft tissues issues in the oral cavity

Juan Yepes


Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana Juan F is also an academic scholar at the Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo.  Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogota, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004.  In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health, and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health both with emphasis in epidemiology at the University of Kentucky  College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texa A&M. Finally, Juan F. completed the residency program and Masters of Science degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012. 

Juan F. is Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, American Board of Dental Public Health, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Juan F. was the section head of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Kentucky for 6 years.  Juan F. is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and American Dental Association.  Juan F. is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scotland.  Juan F. is in the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. Finally, Juan F. research and teaching interest are in the area of radiation safety, oral medicine, oral radiology and oral pathology in children. 


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