We have three meetings scheduled for the coming year. We will start off the year at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on February 18, 2015. The Annual CPC meeting this year will be held on Wednesday evening, May 20, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Our final meeting will be at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Please make a note in your calendars to save these dates. We look forward to seeing you there along with your guests interested in oral pathology.
February 18th 2015 Meeting
Registration opens Monday, January, 12th 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015: 6-8:30pm | Los Angeles Athletic Club
Title: "Oral complications of systemic disease”
Speaker: Dr. Faizan Alawi (University of Pennsylvania)
Oral and maxillofacial pathology is commonly encountered in clinical practice. It is
important for the clinician to recognize that even innocuous lesions could represent
manifestations of a systemic disease. This well-illustrated program will use clinical
cases as the basis for reinforcement of important clinical and diagnostic principals used
to evaluate, diagnose and treat localized oral pathology associated with common and
unusual systemic diseases.
1. To recognize and differentiate common types of mucosal pathologies.
2. To increase awareness that the oral cavity may be the only site of involvement in
patients with systemic disease.
3. To become familiar with topical therapies that are used in the treatment of
specific types of mucosal pathology.
4. To emphasize the valuable role of the dental practitioner in interdisciplinary
Faizan Alawi D.D.S. is a graduate of the McGill University School of Dentistry. He
completed a two year General Practice Residency before pursuing his oral and
maxillofacial pathology training at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.
Dr. Alawi is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the
Department of Pathology at the School of Dental Medicine and in the Department of
Dermatology at the School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Penn Oral
Pathology Services, a full-service oral and maxillofacial pathology laboratory. Dr. Alawi
is the sole oral pathology consultant for the entire University of Pennsylvania Health
System and its allied institutions, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Alawi’s major research interest is in the molecular mechanisms of oral
carcinogenesis. He has been the recipient of federal and private funds to support his
translational research program. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts,
book chapters, and unique abstracts. Dr. Alawi is an active member of several national
and international professional academies, and he serves as an ad hoc reviewer for
numerous dental and medical journals. Dr. Alawi previously served as Chair of the
Council on Research and Scientific Affairs for the American Academy of Oral and
Maxillofacial Pathology and is a former member of the Editorial Board of Oral Surgery,
Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. Dr. Alawi is a respected and award-
winning lecturer and is actively engaged in pre- and post-doctoral dental and medical
education and in continuing education programs nationally and internationally.
-55 year old Hispanic female with a CC of bump on her gum for 2 months.
-Area has been growing rapidly per patient.
-Patient is allergic to shrimp.
-No other medical problems per patient.
40-year-old male patient presents with a swelling in the mandibular left quadrant.
-Tooth no. 20 was extracted ~4 weeks ago, followed by multiple courses of antibiotics without any resolution of the swelling.
-Patient complains of a chronic ache.