“Tumors and Cysts in the Pediatric Patient”
Course summary: Parents of children with oral pathologic conditions often express concern that the lesion may represent a tumor or represent an underlying systemic disease. The dental practitioner will review common and uncommon radiographic and clinical pathologies presenting as cysts and tumors in children, as well as the workup for establishing a diagnosis.
- To review common and uncommon neoplastic conditions in the head and neck region of pediatric patients.
- To discuss the radiographic differential diagnoses of a “radiolucency in the jaw” in the pediatric patient.
- To review treatment implications of various pediatric oral pathologies.
Kathleen M. Schultz, DMD
Dr. Schultz received her dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a residency in pediatric dental medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center where she served as chief resident in both specialties. She is a Fellow and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is currently a full time attending in oral and maxillofacial pathology and pediatric dentistry at Northwell Health. In addition to managing clinical practices in pediatric dentistry and pediatric oral pathology, she also teaches residents in both disciplines and participates in the surgical pathology service. She is a participant of the Hagedorn Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team at Northwell Health, and has a personal interest in the dental management and prosthodontic rehabilitation of infants and children with cleft lip and palate.
Her interest is on clinical and radiographic presentations of common and uncommon oral pathology in pediatric patients, notably those with syndromes and complex medical conditions.