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Insider Mastermind The HPV and Oral Pharyngeal Cancer Epidemic: It’s our turn to talk and act! with Insider Dr. Susan Maples

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Recognizing that HPV is our number one sexually transmitted disease is one thing but dealing with the upsurge in oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-OPC) is another. Most of us are still stuck on the traditional oral cancer screening, even though 70% of today’s oral pharyngeal cancers will never be seen with our eyes. Most HPVOPC lurks in the back of the throat, veiled by the tonsillar pillars and the base of the tongue.

Learning Objectives:
•Have a conversation with confidence and ease about HPV-OPC
•Detect persistent HPV infection in saliva
•Create optimal health to clear an HPV infection before it becomes cancerous
•Discuss the 9-valent HPV vaccine, and how it can help protect patients from this potentially deadly cancer
•Support your HPV-OPC patients through chemo and/or radiation treatment

Dr. Susan Maples For Dr. Susan Maples, success has always been about passion, forward thinking, and never settling for “good enough.” She bought her dental practice upon her graduation, at the age of 25. After seven successful years in general practice, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in business, where she developed her passion for organizational behavior, executive leadership, and target marketing. After earning that degree, she began studying with some of the top clinicians in restorative dentistry and medicine. As a recognized expert in mouth-body connections, Susan most enjoys educating on cardiovascular disease, airway and sleep disorders, diabetes, acid reflux, HPV oropharyngeal cancer, pediatric airway, lip/tongue-ties, and the list goes on.


December 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Patti DiGangi RDH, BS