Leaders in the dental community unite against the sixth leading form of cancer with a potent combination: education and awareness.
During the 91st annual Greater New York Dental Meeting, the event’s organizers will host the first International Oral Cancer Symposium on Saturday, November 28, for all registered Greater New York Dental Meeting attendees. Benco Family Foundation, and members of the dental community, are among sponsors of the all-day event, entitled “The Science and Practice of Treating Head and Neck Cancer,” which will provide a comprehensive overview of the current surgical and medical management of oral and oropharyngeal cancer patients.
“The Benco Family Foundation feels the Oral Cancer Symposium is important to raise public awareness and educate our doctors to identify and diagnose the early signs of mouth cancer and then guide patients to proper treatment,” said Rebecca Binder, the foundation’s executive director.
Diagnostic criteria, rehabilitative medicine and guidelines for oral cancer management will be discussed by leading experts in Otolaryngology, Pathology, Craniofacial Surgery, Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. According to Dr. Ian M. Lerner, general
chairman of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, “Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer, it still remains the sixth leading form of cancer. We hope this international symposium will help dental professionals connect the dots between the latest research and what they can be implementing in their day-to-day practice to reduce the morality rates of this deadly disease.”
Here is what the symposium will cover:
· Discuss the guidelines for oral cancer management and the role of the community dentists and otolaryngologists in the management regimen
· Explain the diagnostic criteria of potentially malignant and malignant oral lesions and understand how to apply the criteria to standard of care in community practice
· Describe the rehabilitation concerns of oral cancer patients and understand the role of rehabilitative medicine
· Discuss how community dentists and otolaryngologists can partner with cancer specialists in the overall care of oral cancer patients
The International Oral Cancer Symposium has assembled an impressive roster of oral cancer experts from the fields of medicine and dentistry. Here is the list of presenters and their topics:
· Sewanti Limaye, MD / “Personalized Medicine & Genonics and Head & Neck Cancer”
· Alexander E. Pazoki, DDS, MD / “Changes in Trends & Management of Oral Cavity and Orapharyngeal Cancer
· Jack L. Martin, BA, MD / “Clinical Application of Salivary Markers for the Early Detection of OSCC”
· Salvatore M. Caruana, MD / “Head & Neck Surgical Oncology”
· M. Abraham Kuriakose, MD, DDS / “Implant Borne Dental Rehabilitation”
· Candice Zemnick, DMD / “Prosthetic Reconstruction: Intraoral and Extraoral”
· Billy Ballard, MD, DDS / “Debunking the Myth of Oral Lesions”
The International Oral Cancer Symposium will take place on Saturday, November 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. and provides 7 CEUs. Cost to attend is $175.00, with lunch included. For full details and online registration, visit http://www.gnydm.com/uploads/files/2015-Program-Pages_22-Swk.pdf
The Benco Family Foundation will sponsor the event, among others, including, PeriRX, LLC, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Meharry Medical College Department of Pathology, Hispanic Dental Association and the National Dental Association.
“The Benco Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the dental health and quality of life in our local communities, and around the world. Partnering with the Oral Cancer Symposium experts will give doctors the resources they need to help eradicate this cancer,” said Rebecca Binder.
For more information regarding the Benco Family Foundation or to obtain a grant application, please contact Rebecca Binder, Executive Director, at 570-602-5888 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.