The Mysterious Mole - Spotting these spots could save your patients life!
We are experts in our field in recognizing abnormalities, providing patient education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment. But what happens when we see a mole on a patient's face, lip, eye or skin that keeps getting bigger every time we see them? Do you bring it to their attention? Between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year.
This course will make you aware of the difference of "normal" and what could be "abnormal". Do you see the tanning bed Goddesses? What is UVA and UVB Raditation really? What number of sunscreen is absolutely necessary? By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to quite possibly save a life!
Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Identify the difference between ordinary moles and dysplastic nevi
- Know how to proactively screen for skin cancers
- Explain the clinical signs of malignant melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
- Discuss the risk factors for skin cancer
- List preventative measures to reduce the chance of skin cancer
- Inform cancer patients on oral side effects of chemotherapy
- Know how to do a proper oral cancer exam
- Identify "the good" and "the bad" moles
- Identify oral melanoma
Shannon M. Nanne, RDH
As The Executive Director of The Global Oral Cancer Forum, Shannon helps promote the changes required for a substantial impact on incidence, morbidity of oral cancer worldwide educating health professionals globally. Shannon graduated from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She authored articles in RDH, JPH, In Focus and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and is the Key Opinion Leader for several companies, publications and associations and an ambassador with The Oral Cancer Foundation. Shannon has held an executive board position in The Cleveland Dental Hygiene Association for over 15 years and continues to create awareness on oral cancer and its horrific side effects.
Shannon is a national and international speaker that has lectured to dentists, hygienists, pharmacists, and oncologists. Shannon has also spoken to support groups, hospitals, dental schools, 50+ groups, and a few mothers' organizations including oral care for children. She has published "A Patient's Guide to Periodontal Disease", to help her colleagues discuss and educate periodontal disease with their patients. In her career, Shannon has been a Key Opinion Leader for Phillips, GC America, Sunstar Butler, Pennwell Publishing, a member of The Friends of Hu-Friedy, part of the Hygienetown Friends Network and has sat on the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene representing Basicbites and Biotene.