Ben F. Warner

Ben F. Warner

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

Title: New technology that sees oral cancer before you do


Ben F Warner received BA Biology from University of St. Thomas in Houston, MS Neurophysiology from University of Houston, DDS from University of Texas School of Dentistry, and MD from McGovern Medical School. He is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Clinic in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA. He completed residencies, serving as Chief Resident, in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Texas Medical Center, and Oral Maxillofacial Head and Neck Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Pathology. He is a Master of Academy of General Dentistry, and Fellow of International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is a Recipient of variety of research awards, and on several professional committees, journal editorial boards and charitable organizations.


New technology is now available to healthcare providers to aid in the visualization of oral lesions. Fortunately, this technology can lead to earlier cancer detection and improved prognosis. This conference workshop addresses the following: familiarized attendees with autofluorescence technology, demonstrate how to use these instruments, explain the differences in the available devices, show how autofluorescence varies with the area of the mouth, explain how to recognize mucosal changes and distinguish oral cancer from entities such as amalgam tattoo, bacteria, varicosities, physiologic pigmentation, and inflammation, help attendees develop a one minute oral examination protocol utilizing this new technology immediately upon returning to their office/clinic.