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.
Wiles-Gidley, Communications Specialist
School of Dentistry