Three-Day Conference to Focus on Cancer Education

Dentistry Today


As Oral Cancer Awareness Month continues its mission of educating practitioners and the public alike about the disease, the National Cancer Network will host “Unveiling the Mask of Cancer,” April 21 to April 23, at the Sheraton at Society Hill in Philadelphia.

“The goal of this event is to engage with the local healthcare and consumer communities to raise their collective awareness and commitment to cancer prevention, progress, screening, and referrals,” said Debbie Zafiropoulos, founder of the National Cancer Network.

The conference’s continuing education (CE) program will feature presentations and breakout sessions led by experts including the following:

  • Gerald Curatola, DDS: “Understanding the Mouth-Body Connection; A Protocol for Conquering Illness and Cancer”
  • Patti DiGangi, RDH: “Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World” and “What’s New in Disease Diagnosis and How to Maximize the New Dental Codes”
  • Todd Cohen: “How a Single Conversation Saved My Life”
  • Claudia Lovato: “The Science of Happiness and How Living Happy is Living Healthy” 
  • Juliet Dang, PhD, MS, RDH: “HPV—It’s Everywhere! Understanding How a Virus Could Affect a Cancer Risk”
  • Lu Ann Cahn: “Moving Courageously Beyond Cancer: An Empowering Insight”
  • Bill Grondin: “Empowering Words to Build a Soulful Recovery”
  • Anastasia Turchetta, RDH: “Highway to Health”
  • Debora Carrier and Sister Darla Miller: CPR training
  • Uche Odiatu, DMD: “Exercise Is Medicine: Get Strong Live Long”
  • Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP: “I Have Become… Comfortably Numb!”
  • Howard Pactovis, DDS: “Infection Control Dynamic Safety”

All keynote programs and breakout sessions are open to oral health professionals for $299, which includes 21 potential CE credits and admission to the Friday night Love the Dove VIP Cocktail Party and Silent Auction. The exhibit hall will be open to the public with $20 admission.

Screenings and live HealthChats will be available at the “Learning to Live Healthy Pavilion” for attendees as well. Plus, there will be a lunchtime fashion show presented by TwiceAsNice Uniforms.

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