Masterclass in Oral Medicine

Masterclass in Oral Medicine
This lecture is designed for Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.

Course Overview

Dental practitioners are at a prime position to examine the oral, head and neck structures, and therefore play an integral role in identifying clinical oral pathology. Further to this, dental practitioners are responsible for ensuring these patients are managed appropriately, with follow-up and referral to an appropriate specialist where indicated.

This Masterclass in Oral Medicine is a full-day event that will be divided into two modules:

  1. Morning session: 
    Didactic learning with presentations from three highly experienced Oral Medicine Specialists, covering a range of topics in clinical Oral Medicine.
  2. Afternoon session: 
    Attendees will be allocated into smaller groups and participate in interactive cased-based discussions with the Oral Medicine Specialists. This enhances application of knowledge and skills by simulating clinical scenarios.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe oral lesions and conditions accurately
  • Develop diagnostic skills in Oral Medicine and formulate appropriate differential diagnoses
  • Understand the role of a dental practitioner in managing a patient with clinical oral pathology, and enhance treatment planning skills (including when to refer)
  • Understand the importance of a good referral, and the details that should be included in an Oral Medicine referral

Presenter biography

Dr Sarah Chaw
BDSc (Hons) (UQ), DClinDent (Oral Med) (UQ), MRACDS (Oral Med), FOMAA

Dr Sarah Chaw is a registered specialist in Oral Medicine. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science with first class honours and was a recipient of multiple academic and research awards. She then completed her specialist training in Oral Medicine with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry from the University of Queensland. 

Sarah is a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, and holds Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Field Stream of Oral Medicine. 

She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as an Associate Lecturer in Oral Medicine and Pathology at the University of Queensland, and has published in and served as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. 

Sarah is currently working in private practice at Queensland Oral Medicine (Wickham Terrace). Her clinical interests include orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders, mucosal and mucocutaneous disease, potentially malignant disorders and oral oncology. Sarah practices the full range of Oral Medicine, which includes the diagnosis and management of Oral Diseases, Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders and Dental Sleep Medicine.


Dr Neil Savage
BDSc (Qld), MDSc (Qld), PhD (Qld), FICD, FFOP (RCPA)

Neil is a registered specialist in both Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology conducting a full-time Oral Medicine practice in Brisbane. 
Neil covers all aspects of Oral Medicine. Special interests include Mucocutaneous Diseases and use of steroidal medications, soft tissue lesions both medical and surgical management and Orofacial Dysaesthesias.

He has held a long-term consultancy in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and Oral Pathology histopathology reporting with QML Pathology Laboratories. As a long-term academic at the University of Queensland, he assumed responsibility for the disciplines of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at undergraduate and post-graduate specialist training levels.

Neil is a contributing author to two editions of Therapeutic Guidelines, Oral and Dental with a focus on steroidal medications. He is a foundation Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and Fellow of the Faculty of Oral Pathology with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Dr Maryam Jessri
DDS, PhD, Cert Oral Medicine (Harvard), Diplomate ABOM, FOMAA

Maryam is an oral medicine specialist with special interest in complex cases. After finishing her dental degree and a PhD in genetics of head and neck cancer, she trained as an  oral medicine specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Dental School with an externship at Eastman Dental Hospital, London. She returned to Australia in January 2019 to become the program convener and discipline lead in oral medicine at UWA and since June 2021 she has been practising in both public and private sectors in Brisbane. 

Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $440
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $330
ADA Member Clinical Team* - $440
Non-Member Dentist - $572

*Clinical Team includes Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.


CPD Points

6 Scientific hours

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10/30/2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ Function Centre 22 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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