[The Dean's Speaker Series] Taste and Smell in Health and Disease: What an Oral Healthcare Provider Should Know

Jan, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Wiliam W.M. Cheung Auditorium | Penn Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia PA

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; sign-in is required
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits

Course Description

This presentation will focus on understanding taste and smell as an informed clinician: why does an oral healthcare provider needs to know about taste and smell, how does it work and what happens if one or both sensory systems malfunction? The presentation will include two practical demonstrations on the importance of smell in taste and on how sweet taste works. Further, it will cover the most common reasons for chemo sensory disorders.

Educational Objectives

To provide the oral healthcare provider with practical knowledge on the function and dysfunction of taste and smell.


Andrew I. Spielman, DMD, PhD, Cert. OMFS, Cert. Hist. Med. Faculty at NYU College of Dentistry since 1989. Professor and Chair (Interim) Dept. of Basic Sciences. Author of 125 publications, editor/author of several books. Recipient of three teaching awards, member of Committee on Integrated National Board Dental Examination and former Chair of the Joint Commission on NDBE.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.