The seminar was led by Dr. Brad Neville, who serves as the director of the oral pathology division and the director of the oral pathology biopsy laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina.
“Dr. Neville has special expertise regarding oral cancer, and actually co-authored the oral and maxillofacial pathology textbook that is used by dental students throughout the United States and around the world.”
At the seminar, Neville spoke about current trends in oral pathology manifestations, differential diagnoses of oral and maxillofacial diseases, oral manifestations of systemic diseases and treatment procedures in oral diseases. Several members of the local dental community attended the event, as well as 24 students in HCC’s dental-assisting program.
“HCC’s dental program faculty works closely with its dental advisory committee to select nationally known dental speakers to address local educational needs,” said Angela Stoops, director of the health sciences division.
“The Cumberland Valley Dental Society often sponsors our dental-assisting students’ attendance to these professional dental seminars, which helps to create pathways for lifelong learning.”
HCC’s dental-assisting program began in 2009. The goal of the program is to develop skilled professionals who assist the dentist during dental procedures. For more information about the program, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/academics/divisions/health-science/den.