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Oral Cancer & the MisUnderstanding of Oral HPV in the Medical Practice

Webinar Date: April 30, 2014

Presented by Debra Sabatini, RDH

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Please note that this webinar is not available for CE credit. Webinars from 2015 and on are available for CE credit - a member only benefit! Interested in becoming a member? CLICK HERE to learn more.


This webinar will address concepts of looking for oral abnormalities years before they convert to oral cancer vs. looking for oral cancer. In the past patients with a history of smoking, drinking and advanced age were the typical populations at risk for oral cancer: today new evidence has linked the presence of HPV in an oral mucosal infection to the increase risk of oral cancer.

There is no time like right now to become fluent in the staggering statistics of late stage diagnosis and bring effective protocols like the visual “lump, bump and bulge” tactile and screen exam as well as integrating adjunctive oral cancer screening technologies and F.A.C.T Oral Health Protocol™. each time the patient is in our care.

Attendees will learn:

  • how to take away the fear of discussing oral abnormalities with our patients;
  • how to discuss the necessity of utilizing emerging technology to screen patients preventively vs. finding late stage oral cancer;
  • how to discuss changes in the patient’s mouth without dismissing a single small spot, or watching what happens in-between appointments.

About the Speaker:

As a practice management consultant with Oral ED Institute and HygieneFusion coach, Debra Z. Sabatini, is a highly respected and sought after speaker, educator, and author. Her passions too numerous to list included oral cancer prevention, total health and wellness, quality patient care for optimal patient treatment outcomes.

With degrees in hygiene and health management, and over 26 years of experience in the dental field, Debra’s diverse expertise provides a unique business and clinical perspective that helps her excel at turning chaos into organizational success. Practice success measured by sustainable results, effective communication, embracing technology and ongoing business “savvy”.