Presented by Alison Stahl
Dental Hygiene Educator
Regional Coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation
You have cancer are words that no one ever wants to hear. Thanks to advances in research and technology, more people are surviving and thriving with all types of cancer. The exception is oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Rates for this dreaded disease are still on the rise with high mortality. Watching an area of suspicion can lead to delays in diagnosis, disfiguring treatments, and even death. Protocols, procedures and skills learned years ago in dental or hygiene school and current habits may not be adequate in today’s practice settings. The face of oral cancer has changed and early discovery has never been more important! By sharing personal stories of those who have battled this disease, as a means of conveying up-to-date information about risk factors, statistics, & treatment ramifications, participants will gain knowledge and learn comprehensive techniques that can save lives. This course will give professionals tools you can use immediately to make a difference.
• Review current trends and risk factors related to oral & oropharyngeal cancers
• Incorporate questions that may reveal additional warning signs not detectable with a visual exam
• Demonstrate extra-oral and intra-oral examination techniques
• Apply critical thinking skills on the pathway to diagnosis
• Evaluate the science, opinions and uses of adjunctive technologies
Alison Stahl has helped thousands finance the “American Dream”, but found her own dream home in the world of dental hygiene over 14 years ago. Alison divides her professional time as a speaker on implant maintenance, biologic regeneration and oral cancer while also practicing full time as a clinical hygienist. She has been a dental hygiene educator and served as a delegate for her state dental hygiene association. Alison is an active advocate for oral cancer screenings and volunteers as a Regional Coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation. Alison has launched initiatives to raise awareness about this disease, published articles, and leads a team of dental professionals in conducting free screenings at events throughout her community. She is a recipient of the RDH Magazine/Sunstar Award of Distinction, Young Dental Caring Clinician Award, and Award of Excellence in Public Service from OCF for her work related to these outreach efforts.
5:30pm Dinner & Registration 6:00-8:00pm • Course • 2 CE • RSVP by 3/29/18 • Register online at yourdentalimplants.com/events