This course will help the dental professional with the detection, diagnosis and management of oral cancer and potentially malignant lesions. Risk factors for oral cancer, including HPV, will be discussed and a standard approach to examination of the head, neck and oral cavity will be presented. The importance of documenting abnormal findings will be discussed. Clinical features of potentially malignant lesions will be reviewed through case-based examples with an emphasis on high-risk sites and physical characteristics. The effectiveness of commercial tests and adjuncts for oral cancer detection will be reviewed and discussed in reference to current guidelines for dental patient assessment.