• “Essential Differential: The Importance and Art of Creating a Differential Diagnosis”

  • Stephen H. Roth, DDS

  • COURSE CODE: 206P

  • Wednesday, April 13th

  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • 3 CREDIT HOURS

“Essential Differential: The Importance and Art of Creating a Differential Diagnosis”

Part 1 of the course will review the importance of differential diagnoses through regularly encountered clinical case scenarios that are nearly identical with vastly different definitive diagnoses. These include the periapical radiolucency, the bump on the lip, the non-healing tongue ulcer, and the suspicious/malignant-appearing lesions. Part 2 of the course will highlight several interesting cases encountered recently in my practice and my thoughts on how to approach their diagnoses. 

  • Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants should better understand the importance of creating a differential diagnosis. Participants will have a better understanding as to when to biopsy or refer to biopsy and what diagnostic material will be helpful. Participants will better understand how to approach “next steps” in common clinical scenarios.

  • Course Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants should better understand the importance of creating a differential diagnosis. Participants will have a better understanding as to when to biopsy or refer to biopsy and what diagnostic material will be helpful. Participants will better understand how to approach “next steps” in common clinical scenarios.

Stephen H. Roth, DDS

Dr. Stephen Roth is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist. He practices clinical and histologic oral pathology, performing histologic exams of biopsy tissue and clinical exams of patients at Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an adjunct course director at Touro College of Dental Medicine. He also runs an educational oral pathology Instagram (@StephenRothDDS) and YouTube channel (Stephen Roth, DDS).