Welcome to EDU-CAN! EDUCATION FOR CANCER

For Dental Professionals across the Asian countries

OVERVIEW

This EDU-CAN Course is an interactive and informative Web-based continuing-education course about didactics of oral cancer for oral health-care providers. EDU-CAN course has been envisioned and created by a highly skilled interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals working exclusively in field of Head & Neck Cancer across the Country. The entire course will be divided into 3 modules followed by Online assessment examination and upon clearing the exam each participant will be awarded with Certificate. Each module will be conducted by highly proficient faculty in form of an online class and interactive session.

This course will nurture your knowledge and skills within your field of Dental Practice.

GOAL This course will bridge the gap between patient, Dentist and Oncosurgeon for comprehensive management.

Objective

  • Screening of Oral Cancer for patients seeking Dental treatment
  • Ability to identify patients at risk (Those who are using Tobacco in any form) and provide them appropriate advice
  • To become up to date on diagnostic knowledge
  • Ability to identify suspicious lesions & be self-reliant for taking biopsy
  • Confidence in communicating concerns to patients
  • Better able to understand the disease from a patient's perspective

NEED OF EDU-CAN

The lack of prevention and early detection of oral cancer by Oral health care providers are a worldwide drawback.

As dental surgeons are the ones who routinely perform oral cavity examination, there is a need to educate them not to restrict themselves by observing only the chief complaint but also examine the oral cavity as a whole. They should be made aware about the complaints and appearance of precancerous conditions and oral cancer, how to examine them and also to make them reliant to giving appropriate timely referral and perform biopsy if and when the need arises.

Increasing the public awareness and early diagnosis can significantly improve oral cancer surveillance and prevent the delaying factors. To achieve these, it is important to have sufficient knowledge and awareness among dentists for detection and early diagnosis.

There is Social responsibility of all the Dental Professionals to treat the dental problems of patients undergoing any cancer treatment, chemotherapy and radiation that develops radiation caries, xerostomia, periodontal problems, mucositis etc.

By doing so, we can diagnose the patient at a very early stage there by reducing the cancer related morbidity and mortality and also patients with potentially malignant disorders can be kept under close follow-up with the dentists. There is a need for systematic educational updates in oral cancer prevention and early detection.

Our Story

Course Directors

Course Faculties

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Dr. Sentil Murugan
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Girish Shetkar
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Banglore
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Dr. Bajarang Prasad
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Nepal
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Dr. Deepak Khanna
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Mumbai
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Dr. Sandhya Gokavarapu
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Hyderabad
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Dr. Anjaneya Dubey
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Jabalpur
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Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon BHU varanasi
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Dr. Shakti Singh Deora
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Ahmedabad
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Dr.Annu Singh
Dental Oncologist,Tata Medical Center,Kolkata
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Dr. Partha
Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Guwahati