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School of Dentistry highlights efforts to detect and treat oral cancer, hosts ADA president-elect

WVU School of Dentistry student examines a patient

WVU School of Dentistry student examines a patient

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WHAT: The West Virginia University School of Dentistry will host the first visit by an American Dental Association president-elect to the University.

WHO: Dr. Chad Gehani, ADA President-elect, and Dr. Jerry Bouquot, Clinical Professor and Oral Pathologist in the WVU School of Dentistry

WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25

WHERE: WVU School of Dentistry, 1300 Health Sciences Center South, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown

NOTES: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. WVU students in the dental and dental hygiene programs learn to perform oral cancer screenings to detect mouth cancer or precancerous lesions. The School of Dentistry’s diagnostic sciences department reviews hundreds of biopsies a year sent in from referring physicians and dentists around the world. The School’s approach is in keeping with the American Dental Association’s 2014 push to promote prevention and early detection of oral cancer and the ADA’s 2018 resolution to urge dentists and state dental societies to support the HPV vaccine to help reduces cases of oral cancer.



CONTACT: Sunshine Wiles-Gidley, Communications Specialist
School of Dentistry

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