New! Live CE Event

Join us at Parkell’s Corporate Headquarters on Long Island for this exciting CE event. Space is limited so reserve your seat now!
For More Information or to Register: Email Tree Mainella at or call 631-389-1532 now.


What Are We Really Looking For? Oral Pathology Cases & Concepts

Ms. Sherri Lukes, RDH

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (registration and dinner begin at 5:30pm)
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)
Cost: FREE
To Register: Email Tree Mainella at or call 631-389-1532


Upon completion, each attendee will be able to:

  • Explain the etiology of various oral pathologic conditions
  • Describe the clinical appearance of various oral pathologic conditions
  • List treatment options for various oral pathologic conditions
  • Explain the importance of current oral pathology knowledge when conducting intra/extra-oral exams
  • Compare/contrast lesions that can be considered in a differential diagnosis for each pathologic entity
  • Describe oral symptoms of various systemic conditions as presented in cases


This course features a collection of lesion images collected by Ms. Lukes in her 37 years as a practicing RDH and 28 years teaching. Etiology, clinical appearance, treatment options and relevance to dental hygiene are included for each condition, emphasizing the assessment phase in the process of care. Ms. Lukes covers both common and uncommon conditions. This course is ideal for dental hygienists and dentists even if you are a seasoned professional. It also serves as a relevant review for new graduates entering the field of dentistry.

About the Speaker

Sherri has been a dental hygienist for 37 years and holds advanced degrees in education. She is Associate Professor Emerita at Southern Illinois University where she taught oral pathology, public health and multicultural dental hygiene.

Sherri is a dynamic speaker and enjoys integrating her years of experience into CE courses to empower her fellow dental professionals in the process of optimizing care. Sherri also spends time giving back by visiting central/southern Mexico biannually to deliver quality preventive care to orphanages and remote villages.

Some of Sherri’s many accomplishments include her pathology fellowship with the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association and a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Her honors include Teacher of the Year (SIU), IFLOSS Coalition/Illinois Department of Public Health-Oral Health Champion Award, and The Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.

Sherri has also completed and published research in migrant oral health, public health issues and pathology which has given her elite peer status with multiple peer reviewed publications.