Alcohol (in excess) *alcohol and tobacco together is exponentially worse
HPV (related to oral sex)--7 or more individuals is almost 100%
HPV is a DNA virus that is ibiquitous. 110 different subtypes of HPV. We all have been exposed of HPV (warts, papillomas, etc.)
For an individual that has had oral sex with 7 or more people, if they came in contact with a high risk HPV person, the risk is 100% for getting oral cancer
HPV needs to go all the way to the basil cell with a slight cut in the mouth (transmission), then you are infected with low or high risk. The virus isn't capable of doing a lot without machinery. It will start going to the nucleus to get the cell to make its DNA. At that point the virus, will be episomal existence (not inserted into DNA yet). The virus can become integrated into the DNA if it gets inserted into the DNA. It can become proliferated. If you have a high risk HPV, you will have a cancer; if low risk, you will have a wart.
A college student went to her dentist and he found a lesion
Picture of lesion in mouth: more specifically, a wart in the mouth "squamous papilloma" from HPV: low risk virus
Do oral pathologists work in academic or private setting?
Usually, academia. Oral pathologists are slightly more cerebral than dexterous
Lower range salary or earings in dentistry
Also some oral path labs
How is your lifestyle?
No days are alike
One week: Wake up at 5am. Works out for triathalons. Get into work at 8-9am. Go to clinic to see patients for 3-4 hours (4-15 patients--not drill and fill), have to have journal club residencies. Around noon, do academics (1 hr long). Lunch at the microscopic with residents looking at cases (2-3 hrs). At 2pm, look at cases and patients related stuff while teaching dental students. At 5pm, paper pusher. Head out of office at 6pm. Have dinner, kids go to bed. After that, reads and studies cases and does research. Goes to bed.
There are very few oral path emergencies where you have to stop what you are doing
Did you know about oral pathology before or during dental school?
He had no idea what oral pathology was before dental school?
When he was 17, he wanted to be a dentist (saw good life, good car, etc.)