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Dental Hygiene Symposium Scheduled Sept.

Dental Hygiene Symposium Scheduled Sept. 13 at TWU

8/14/02


DENTON — The 21st Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium at Texas Woman's University will take participants on “A Pathologic Tour of the Oral Cavity” with guest speaker Dr. Jim C. Weir Jr., professor and head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and assistant dean of admissions at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. The symposium is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building Auditorium, located on Bell Avenue on TWU's Denton campus.

Early registration is $119 for dentists and $99 for hygienists and assistants. Registration after Aug. 30 is $144 for dentists and $124 for hygienists and assistants. Lunch is provided. TWU will award 6 contact hours to each dental professional who successfully completes this symposium. For more information, call the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408 or (800) 250-7808, or call the 24-hour information line at (940) 898-3469. Registration may be conducted online at .

“A Pathologic Tour of the Oral Cavity” is a clinically-oriented presentation focusing on the more commonly encountered oral diseases in the practice of dentistry. A multimedia format will be used to present a variety of oral lesions that may be detected during an oral examination by any member of the dental team. The goal of the presentation is to reacquaint clinicians with oral pathologic conditions and to update them on current understanding of the nature of these conditions.

Dr. Weir received his DDS degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1974. He also earned a juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 1985. Dr. Weir is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at the LSU School of Dentistry, he also serves as director of the Pathology Biopsy Service.

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For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu