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Our online courses are intended to help provide convenient, quality Continuing Education courses to you to participate in your own home or office. Our distance learning program includes several live online webinars and 1-hour on-demand case studies for you to take advantage of at any time.


Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC's online live webinars give you all of the benefits of attending our CE courses but from the comfort of your own home or office. Using the GoToMeeting client software you are able to view the course live from your computer, tablet or mobile device. The chat and raise hand features allow you to interact with the presenter.

For a list of our webinar courses, please click here.


These online course is intended to provide clinicians continued education and exposure to oral and maxillofacial diseases through cases submitted by expert faculty. Since we are utilizing a distance learning approach, cases can be accessed by registrants from any online computer home or office, that is equipped with Windows and Microsoft Powerpoint. This course and format would be particularly useful for general dentists dental specialists dental hygienists or assistants in addition to medical health care professionals involved in the clinical care of patients with oral and maxillofacial diseases This course presents an excellent opportunity to brush up your diagnostic skills, gain insight into modern management techniques and principles or acquire new areas of expertise that can be applied to your clinical practice.

Cases will cover common odontogenic infections odontogenic cysts and odontogenic tumors in addition to non-odontogenic conditions, such as mucosal and subrnucosal pathology, cancers of the oral cavity and head and neck, autoimmune diseases developmental abnormalities, skin lesions of the face, salivary gland diseases orofacial pain conditions and diseases affecting the jaw bones and TMJ. Cases will be drawn from expert faculty and will include clinical images histopathology, and for hard tissue diseases often conventional and/or advanced imaging studies, including computerized tomography and TMJ tomography when appropriate.


  • Identification and diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial lesions
  • Principles of differential diagnosis and techniques for definitive diagnosis
  • Concepts in oral medicine including the oral manifestations of systemic diseases and the systemic manifestations of oral diseases
  • Identification of odontogenic infections odontogenic cysts and odontogenic tumors
  • Differentiation between odontogenic and non-odontogenic pathology
  • Radiographic evaluation and interpretation of hard tissue lesions
  • Presentation of primary and metastatic cancers affecting the craniofacial and jaw bones
  • Evaluation and diagnosis of oral precancerous lesions and oral cancer
  • Diagnosis of orofacial pain and TMJ disorders
  • Recognition and evaluation of salivary gland disease
  • Diagnosis of skin pathology affecting the face
  • Concepts of diagnosis treatment and management of soft and hard tissue diseases affecting the oral cavity


  • Dr. Parish Sedghizadeh

To view our available case studies, please click here.

Please note: Online Oral Diagnosis Cases were released in November 2006 and reviewed in November 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016. They will expire in November 2018 until further review.


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