MEMBERS FELLOWS COUNCIL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS RESIDENTS STUDENTS PUBLIC
The Abstract deadline is March 4, 2014 and the PowerPoint presentation upload deadline April 1, 2014.
Real Life Stories"I have suffered with ulcerated gingival lesions since I was 10, and recently developed ulcerated nodules on my vocal cords that significantly impaired my speech. At age 52 after seeing several physicians and undergoing numerous surgeries, I was finally diagnosed by an Oral Pathologist as having a rare plasminogen deficiency. I have begun a treatment that should help resolve the problem." P.H., Worthington, Ohio
"After nearly a year of misdiagnoses - ranging from food allergies, herpes, malignancy, and acid reflux to gum disease - from my dentist, internist, two allergists, two dermatologists, and an ENT specialist, I was referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist who, on my first visit, correctly diagnosed my condition as an allergic reaction to cinnamon flavoring in tartar-control toothpaste. I was apprehensive, but within a few days after discontinuing the tooth paste, my rash, bleeding gums and significant facial swelling disappeared. For a year I endured pain, embarrassment, frustration, and colleagues questions about spousal abuse. I spent $2,700 seeking a diagnosis and took numerous drugs, often with significant side effects. I am very grateful to my Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist for the professional expertise and care I received." E.C., Dallas, Texas
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