Hindsight is Always 20/20: Missing the Oral/Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis

Jo-Anne Jones, RDH


Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Code: F04 Cost: $20/$35 after Sept. 29 Date: Friday, Oct. 28

CE Credits:  2.5 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Oral Cancer/Diagnosis |  Recommended for: All Attendees

The ability to save a life through earlier diagnosis is the gratification that may not be compared to anything we do in dentistry.  Conversely, when we ‘miss’ a diagnosis, the sorrow that ensues is challenging to overcome.  Both the medical and dental communities have been caught off guard with a changing and escalating profile coupled with a number of social trends that are placing our dental patients at heightened risk for oral and oropharyngeal cancer.  Through a guided visual journey of inspiring and moving oral cancer stories of survivors and those who have lost their lives, learn the subtle life-saving symptoms and critical screening techniques that will increase our opportunity to save a life!  This is a presentation you will never forget.

Learning Objectives:

  • To recognize the incidence and five-year survival rates of current oral and oropharyngeal cancer.
  • To explore the critical components and palpation techniques of today’s oral cancer screening exam.
  • To understand the role adjunctive screening devices, play in enhancing our assessment capabilities.
  • To understand our role in opportunistic screening and earlier discovery of oral and oropharyngeal cancer.

About the Speaker:

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award-winning speaker, Jo-Anne Jones has done over 1,000 presentations across the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, UAE, and Bermuda. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in dentistry and joins the 2022 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 12th consecutive year. A frank and open lecture style and a focus on direct knowledge translation to practice complemented by the provision of educational and clinical resources have earned Jo-Anne many loyal followers both nationally and internationally.  Financial Relationship – Honorarium: LED Dental Inc., Orascoptic.

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