Oral Cancer: An Emerging Pandemic

with Jo-Anne Jones RDH

Dental PodcastThe incidence of Oral Cancer has been increasing at alarming rates. Oral Cancer is the 6th most common form of cancer in the US and the most expensive to treat. At Gary’s own dental office, LifeSmiles Dental Care, he and his Team has decided to make screening for oral cancer a primary project in 2014.


Running Time: 55:39 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend and colleague, Jo-Anne Jones RDH. They discuss; how and why the incidence of oral cancer has changed over the past 10 years, how Jo-Anne’s personal and professional life have been impacted by oral cancer, what do Dental Professionals needs to know about oral cancer and how Dental Professionals can make a difference by getting serious about oral cancer screening. Jo-Anne is absolutely passionate about this topic and you will enjoy the wealth of information that she shares in this interview!


Jo-Anne Jones Website:  www.jo-annejones.com

Jo-Anne Jones email address:  jjones@jo-annejones.com

More Oral Cancer Resources

Clinical Practice & Educational Resources:

Lexi-Comp Reference Library: www.lexi.com/dentistry (Promo code: RDHC01 )

PennWell webinars www.ineedce.com ‘Oral Cancer Today:  The Impact on our Profession’

Patient Education Resources

Customized Assessment Risk Evaluator www.philipsoralhealthcare.com/CARE

Oral Cancer Cause Brochure www.oralcancercause.org

Oral Cancer Foundation Brochure www.oralcancer.org

Six Step Screening Brochure www.sixstepscreening.org

HPV Info Healthcare Professionals and Public Information www.hpvinfo.ca

CDC HPV Oropharyngeal Fact Sheet http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/HPV-oral-factsheet-nov-2013.pdf

SMILE:  Healthy Teeth – Healthy Body (Health Canada booklet)

To obtain printed copies of the document (limit of 50 copies per order), contact publications@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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Sex, Drugs and Oral Cancer

with Robert Whitman

Dental PodcastTwo topics that are very important to us at the Thriving Dentist Show are new technology advances and oral cancer screening.

Running Time: 50:52 min

This interview with Robert Whitman combines both of these topics in a compelling interview. Robert brings a medical engineering mindset to the dental profession. He has both a B.S and M.S.E. in biomedical engineering and began his career at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center using fluorescence technology to detect cervical cancer. He now serves as CEO and Director of Clinical Education for OralID and is using fluorescence technology to screen for oral cancer. In this interview, Gary and Robert discuss recent trends in oral cancer including the reason for the recent increase in oral cancer cases from people outside of the historic ‘at risk’ groups. Robert explains how advances in fluorescence technology can be incorporated into your practice as a screening tool.

Website:  www.OralID.com

Robert’s email address: RWhitman@OralID.com

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Oral Cancer Awareness and Tips for a Thriving Practice in 2014

with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison

Dental PodcastWe had such a positive response from the previous interview with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison that we decided to bring them back for a very Special Holiday Season Thriving Dentist Show.



Running Time: 61:24 min

In this wonderful interview, Linda and Robin explain why it is time to get serious about screening for oral cancer in your practice. They discuss the Foundation that they have established called Oral Cancer Cause and how you can get involved with the important work of their Foundation. The interview concludes with a ’round robin’ discussion between Gary, Linda and Robin where they each share their top tops for a thriving practice in 2014 and beyond. This is one Show you will want to share with your entire Team!


Linda’s email:  lindamiles@cox.net

Robins email:  robin@rlmmarketing.com

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Saving Lives by Diagnosing Oral Cancer

with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison

Dental PodcastThe incidence of Oral Cancer is rising here in the United States and Internationally as well. In the US this year over 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Oral Cancer and sadly, over 9,000 of those diagnosed will die. The good news is that Oral Cancer has a very high treatment success rate when detected early.


Another dimension of Oral Cancer is that the risk profile is changing. Traditional risk groups included smokers, chewing tobacco users and moderate to heavy alcohol consumption. However, in the past 5 years more than 50% of all diagnosed cases of Oral Cancer been patients who never smoked, used chewing tobacco or had moderate to heavy alcohol use. One possible reason is the link between Oral Cancer and HPV.

Running Time: 48:53 min

The special guests on this Thriving Dentist Show are Linda Miles and Robin Morrison, the founders of the Oral Cancer Cause (OCC) Foundation. OCC’s purpose is to improve the quality of life for oral cancer patients through financial support so that they may face the world with peace and dignity during and after medical treatment. Both Linda and Robin are deeply committed to the cause of Oral Cancer diagnosis and treatment due to the fact they have both lost family members to Oral Cancer.

Linda Miles

Email:  lindamiles@cox.net

Robin Morrison

Email:  rmorrison@oralcancercause.org

Phone 727-599-8153


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