Chief of Clinical Services, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University
Dr. Roukoz received her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the Lebanese University, followed by postgraduate studies in Oral Pathology and Diagnosis at the same university.
She is currently a Chief of Clinical Services, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
Lecture title: Alerting Signs Facing a White Lesion
Lecture abstract: At the World Health Organization workshop held in 2005, the term oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) was recommended instead of “premalignant lesions and conditions”. White lesions, with homogeneous or non-homogeneous clinical aspects, form a large chapter in oral pathology and constitute a range of potentially malignant lesions. Non-homogeneous white lesions may present a risk of potentially malignant transformation which vary from 6 to 25% in erosive lichen planus to 23,6% for non-homogeneous leukoplakia. Verifying the premalignant status of an oral white lesion requires an understanding of different clinical warning signs collected during clinical examination leading to a proper management for these lesions.