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Nassau County Dental Society

377 Oak Street, Suite 204, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 227-1112 , Fax: (516) 227-1114

General Membership Meeting Wednesday 11/6/2019

General Membership Meeting Wednesday 11/6/2019
Date: 11/6/2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 AM
Short Description: Oral Pathology speaker Dr. John Fantasia

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John E. Fantasia, DDS

Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Professor, Department of Dental Medicine Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Fantasia is a professor in the Department of Dental Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Otolaryngology, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  Dr. Fantasia received his undergraduate dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry, his Oral Pathology residency training was at Emory as well.  He was an Associate Professor of Pathology at Temple University School of Dentistry and School of Medicine from 1979 to 1988.  At Long Island Jewish Medical Center since 1988, he serves as Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency training program, which began in 1994.  Dr. Fantasia is the past recipient of a National Cancer Institute training fellowship while at Emory and received an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award while an assistant professor at Temple.  Dr. Fantasia has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and is the co-author with Drs. James Sciubba and Leonard Kahn, of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Fascicle #29, Atlas of Tumor Pathology, Tumors and Cysts of the Jaws, Third Series.  Dr. Fantasia is past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and has served on numerous committees for the AAOMP.  He completed a sever year term as a Director and Officer of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Board President in 2008.  The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology group is responsible for a regional oral pathology laboratory service based in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health System and also as a clinical consultant within the Department of Dental Medicine for patients with oral manifestations of various disease processes.  Dr. Fantasia is active member of the Health Systems Head and Neck Cancer team; related to both pathology and clinical care of the head and neck cancer patient.


This course will be presented using both lecture format as well as use of clinical pathologic correlations.  The CPC format will allow the participant to analyze cases based on clinical and radiographic findings, and then formulate a differential diagnosis.  Discussion on how the dentist, generalist and specialist, proceeds with the work-up and diagnosis of each case will represent the main focus.  Common pathologic processes of the oral soft tissues and jaws and several rare diseases that emphasize the scope of pathological processes affecting the oral region will be highlighted.  Additionally, medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws will be discussed with emphasis on what the dentist needs to know and the practical considerations regarding this clinical entity.  Important pathologic entities that affect the head and neck and the role of the dentist will also be covered. 

The attendee will have a better understanding of a variety of common conditions that affect the oral soft and hard tissues, and will be introduced to some rare clinical conditions.  The participants, upon completion of the sessions, will more confidently formulate a differential diagnosis that will allow for the appropriate diagnostic approaches and treatment.


NCDS Member Dentist – No Fee

Other Component ADA Member Dentists - $125.00

Non-Dentist Staff - $100.00

Non-Member Dentist - $175.00