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Dental Health Check puts consumer oral health news right at your finger tips.

Dr. Linda Niessen, clinical professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences and the Office of Communications and Institutional Advancement at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX USA, hosts Dental Health Check, a multimedia dental health resource for the community.

For consumer dental health news on the web, watch the all new Dental Health Check with Dr. Linda Niessen.

Dental Health Check

HPV and Oral Cancer - What you need to know

Join the discussion July 29 at noon (CDT)

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Twenty-five years ago, oral cancer was mainly associated with tobacco and alcohol users, but now the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus is causing an increase in the number of throat cancers, particularly in men. Approximately 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013.

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry invites you to go inside the mouth as dentist and oral pathologist Dr. John Wright discusses the human papilloma virus and oral cancer during a live webcast of Dental Health Check Monday, July 29, at noon. Fellow dentist Dr. Linda Niessen will host the live hour-long event allowing viewers to ask questions, discuss diagnosis and treatment options and educating patients on oral cancer risk factors.

A test will be required at the conclusion of the webcast to earn one hour of CE credit.

Course Presenters

Dr. John M. Wright is Regents Professor and Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He is an oral pathologist and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the American Board of Oral Medicine. He received his dental degree from West Virginia University and oral pathology training at Indiana University. He has contributed over 100 publications to the scientific literature, as well as 15 book chapters and three textbooks, including a text on oral cancer. Dr. Wright is a past President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the International Association of Oral Pathologists. He has participated in over 300 statewide, national and international programs.

Dr. Linda C. Niessen is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Dentsply International and clinical professor in the department of restorative sciences at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Niessen is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and received her master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and American Board of Special Care Dentistry. Dr. Niessen has authored a textbook on geriatric dentistry titled Geriatric Dentistry: Aging and Oral Health, and she is author or co-author of more than 70 scientific articles in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Niessen has served as president of the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the American Board of Dental Public Health and the Dallas County Dental Society.

Date: July 29, 2013
Location: Online
Time: Noon (CDT)
Credit: 1 hour
AGD Code(s): 739 Oral Pathology 736 Cancer Screening

Last edited by: aupton 02/13/2014

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