What's New in Dentistry 2023

Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023

Nebraska East Student Union,

Great Plains Room,

1705 Arbor Drive,

Lincoln, NE

Speaker: Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya BDS, DDS, MS
Credits: 6 CE hours
Check-In 8:00 a.m.
Class Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Classification Fee
Dentists $285
Auxiliary $165
Dual Course Discount - Register for both Weeth and What's New 2023 and receive a $55 discount.  
Dentists -$55
Auxiliary -$55


8:00 a.m.    
Class : 8:15 a.m. -  9:45 a.m. 
Break: 9:45 a.m. -  10:00 a.m. 
Class: 10:00 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.
Class: 12:30 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.
Break: 2:00 p.m. -  2:15 p.m.
Class: 2:15 p.m. -  3:45 p.m.

Parking is complimentary.  Parking Permits will be mailed out two weeks prior to the conference date.


Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry and completed his oral and maxillofacial pathology training and received a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Bhattacharyya is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He over 25 years of teaching experience including 6 years at UNMC and over 19 at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is the recipient of numerous Best Teacher awards throughout his career including the UF Sustained Excellence in Teaching in 2018. He is also an inducted member of OKU, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is the Division Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at UF College of Dentistry and is actively involved in a large clinical oral pathology practice and biopsy service that accessions over 14000 tissue samples annually. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 papers and book chapters that cover a diverse range of topics addressing both clinical and microscopic aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology. He is actively funded and involved in several NIH and industry research projects such as bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis of jaws, molecular and clinical aspects of precancerous oral lesions, animal model of polymicrobial periodontal disease and its relationship to systemic disease, adult and pediatric Sjögren’s syndrome, among others. Dr. Bhattacharyya has lectured extensively to diverse audiences both nationally and internationally.

No relevant financial relationships exist.

Advances in Oral Pathology: Pearls for the Busy Dental Practitioner  

Course Description: 

Using an interactive audience involvement platform and case presentation format, this seminar will present a potpourri of common and unusual case studies in oral and maxillofacial pathology covering a variety of conditions encountered in general and specialty dental practices. All case scenarios are interactive with audience response guiding the discussion. In addition, the lecture series will be customized by the audience responses and questions to better facilitate learning. Emphasis will be placed on lesions and conditions commonly seen in dental practice, especially those difficult to diagnose and/or manage newly diagnosed conditions including pre-malignant or malignant lesions, new understanding of oral cancer with emphasis on human papilloma virus, burning mouth, molecular and clinical understanding of oral cancer, evidence based evaluation of new oral cancer diagnostic tools, osteochemonecrosis of jaws, reactions to medications, unusual soft and hard tissue oral lesions, commonly missed entities in oral pathology, etc. Management strategies of many common oral pathologies based on the presenter’s experience will be covered.

At the conclusion of this course, the attendees should be able to:

  1. Recognize and understand oral cancer especially in the context of human papilloma virus infection and its implications in future of dental practice.
  2. Recognize and understand numerous oral soft and hard tissue lesions and the implications of these lesions in dental practices.
  3. Understand the underlying pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of various reactive oral lesions.
  4. Develop a differential diagnosis for both soft and hard tissue lesions of the oral cavity.
  5. Better recognize when and how to biopsy, improve diagnostic skills and management strategies of oral ulcerative and non-ulcerative oral lesions.

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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The college is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.   


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