2017 AAOMP Annual Meeting is open to Academy Fellows, Members, Residents, and allied dental community members who may benefit from learning more about oral pathology.

Join us April 28-May 3, in Newport, RI at Gurney's Resort and Marina (formerly Hyatt Newport) for this year's annual meeting.

Make your hotel reservations by calling 401-851-3366 or online at: https://aws.passkey.com/e/13980906 

Room rate is: $209 single/double occupancy +$15 per night resort fee.*  

Resident room rate is $199 single/double occupancy +$15 per night resort fee.*  (Must register through AAOMP via a resident's travel itinerary form)

Hotel reservation deadline is Monday, March 27, 2017.  Don't wait to make your reservations! 

*(See AAOMP web site for what the resort fee includes.)



2017 AAOMP Annual Meeting

  • April 28 - May 3, 2017
  • 1 Goat Island
    Newport, Rhode Island
    United States

Event Workshops

CE#1 - AAOMP Seminar

April 29, 2017  08:30 - 11:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:

AAOMP Seminar  (3 credits)


  • *Ellen Eisenberg, DMD (Seminar Chair), Professor, Section Chair OMF Pathology, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • *Kitrina G. Cordell, DDS, MS, Associate Professor and Chair, Diagnostic Sciences, Louisiana State University
  • *Robert D. Kelsch, DMD, Dental Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • *Easwar Natarajan, BDS, DMSc, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • *Carla R. Penner, DDS, Assistant Professor Head and Neck Pathology, University of Manitoba
  • *Renee Reich, DDS, Oral Pathology Laboratory, Inc.

* All of the speakers involved in this seminar have been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

The presenters have selected several interesting head and neck cases with histopathological and/or clinical features that were diagnostically challenging or represented unusual variants of known entities. For each case, the presenter will review the histologic features, the differential diagnostic considerations, relevant immunologic characteristics of the entity under discussion, and summarize the key clinical ramifications and prognosis of the entity.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide participants with contemporary knowledge of the histopathological and clinical features of several challenging diagnostic entities in the head and neck. Each diagnostic entity will be presented via a case-based approach that includes differential diagnostic considerations. 

After the Session the Participant: 

  • Know the histopathologic spectrum of presentation of each entity
  • Know the range of clinical and/or radiographic presentation of the various entities discussed
  • Be able to develop a reasonable histopathological differential diagnosis for each entity
  • Know the most appropriate approach to each entity’s management and prognosis, respectively

CE#3 - €Extra-nodal Lymphomas Of The Head And Neck” - Judith Ferry, MD

April 30, 2017  08:30 - 11:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:

"Extra-nodal Lymphomas of the Head and Neck"  (3 credits)

Speaker: Judith Ferry, MD*, Director of Hematopathology, Massachusetts General Hospital 

* Dr. Ferry has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

Lymphomas arising in extranodal sites differ to some extent from lymphomas arising in lymph nodes. In addition, the types of lymphomas arising in different extranodal sites often differ from one another. The course will be a case-based, interactive presentation that will focus on extranodal lymphomas arising in the oral cavity and in other head and neck sites. Selected entities other than lymphoma that may involve the oral cavity will also be discussed. Lymphomas that may involve cervical lymph nodes will be discussed briefly in comparison with extranodal lymphomas.

Course Objectives:

  • To review the types of lymphomas that involve head and neck sites, and to gain familiarity with entities in their differential diagnosis

At the End of this course:

  • The participant will be familiar with the types of lymphomas that involve extranodal sites in the head and neck and with their pathological features.

CE#5 - Lunch & Learn - "Clinical Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine Update", Karen Baker, MS, Pharm

May 1, 2017  12:15 - 14:15
Fee: $0.00
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Lunch & Learn*

"Clinical Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine Update"  (2 credits)

Speaker: Karen Baker, MS, Pharm**, Associate Professor, Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, University of IA.

** Dr. Baker has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description: 

This course will provide an update on theraputic agents and treatment strategies for the management of selected mucosal diseases.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide updated treatment information and medication for select mucosal diseases that will help dentists appropriately treat patients with the most current strategies.

After this course the participant:

The attendee should be able to apply the information learned about treatment and medication strategies for the various mucosal diseases and their side effects.

*A boxed lunch will be served.  To ensure that you get a boxed lunch, you must indicate you are attending this event.  We do not guarantee that there will be a lunch available if you don't register ahead of time.

CE#6 - Founders Seminar - €Whose Who In Head And Neck Pathology” - Lester Thompson, MD

May 2, 2017  13:30 - 16:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:

Founders Seminar: “Whose WHO in Head and Neck Pathology”  (4 credits)

Speaker: Lester Thompson, MD*, Pathology Department, Woodland Hills Medical Center

* Dr. Thompson has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

Earlier this year the new World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck Tumors and he World Health Organization Classificiation of Endocrine Organ Tumors were released, including several new entities as well as updating and clarifying established diagnoses.  This course will highlight several of these changes, focused on some of the more common differential diagnostic dilemmas.  The clinical history, imaging findings, histologic, immunohistochemistry and molecular features will be used to synthesize an approach to lesions within the head and neck region, including sinonasal tract, larynx, ear and temporal bone, salivary glands, and neck endocrine organs.

Course Objectives:

  • Review recent advances in the identification and diagnosis of current and emerging neoplasms and diseases of the head and neck and endocrine organs.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of various neoplasms of the head and neck and the multidisciplinary considerations that affect patient care outcomes.
  • Present recent developments in scientific research and their application to the practice of general surgical and oral pathology.
  • Understand how reclassification and use of better diagnostic criteria can alter and improve patient outcome, especially when including clinical and laboratory information.

At the end of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Evaluate and implement the most recent recommendations, nomenclature and protocols for selected head and neck and endocrine organ lesions.
  • Enhance the delivery of patient care by integrating knowledge of disease presentation and diagnosis with treatment and management recommendations. 
  • Make informed decisions regarding the implecations and adaptations of research developments to the practice of pathology.
  • Apply the new inclusion and exclusion criteria to accurately categorize neoplasms based on key morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features.

CE#7 - Clinical Pathology Conference (CPC)

May 3, 2017  08:00 - 10:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:

Clinical Pathology Conference (CPC)  (2 credits)


Dr. Kathleen Schultz*, Oral Pathology Resident, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Dr. Chris Harrington*, Assistant Professor, Oral Pathology, The Ohio State University

Dr. Molly Housely Smith*, Oral Pathology Resident, University of Florida

Dr. Bryan Trump*, Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Dentistry

Dr. Angela Ritchie*, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, School of Dentistry

Dr. Aaron Yancoskie*, Associate Professor Dentistry, Touro College of Medicine

* All of the discussants involved in this seminar have been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  


Dr. Brent Martin*, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Molly Rosebush*, School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University

Dr. Kevin Torske*, Oral Pathologist, U.S. Navy

Dr. Ashley Clark*, Assistant Professor Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas School of Dentistry

Dr. Craig Fowler*, Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Kentucky, School of Dentistry

Dr. Duane Schafer*, Associate Professor, Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

* All of the contributing speakers involved in this seminar have been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

Contributors provide rare, unusual or challenging cases and the discussants have to review and provide their diagnosis and rationale.  

Course Objectives:

  • To provide course participants with rare, unusual or challenging cases and potential diagnosis and rationales and what the final outcomes were in order to identify potential cases in their practices.

At the end of the course the participant:

  • Will be able to identify some rare, unusual and challenging cases and understand the rationale and final diagnosis for use in their practice.