About Dental Partnership

The Joan’s Foundation Dental Community Partnership

Because dentists are on the front line of defense against oral cancer, and early detection saves lives!

Joan’s Foundation’s dental partners are educated in current best practices of oral cancer screening and diagnosis, so an inspection of the teeth is only part of their exams. They also check for irregular tissues that could mean the presence of oral cancer. If a site looks suspicious, they can immediately take steps for further analysis, diagnosis, and, when determined necessary, referral for tissue biopsy In addition, loan’s Foundation dental partners are working to increase awareness and educate the public about the risk factors of head, neck, and oral cancer.

CE Workshops

Presented by the Head and Neck Team Surgeons at the OSUCCC-James Workshops for Dentists and Specialists
Workshops for Dentists and Specialists:
  • • Best Practices in Oral Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
  • • Pre-Surgery Oral Cavity Preparation, Reconstruction, and Pre-Radiation Oral Exams (For Joan’s Foundation members, only.)
  • • Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancers: identification, surgical treatment, and quality of life outcomes we all should know.
Workshops for Dental Hygienists and Assistants:
  • • Oral Cancer: What is it and how can we best detect it?
  • • Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancers: identification, surgical treatment, and quality of life outcomes we all should know.

SIGN UP FOR CE WORKSHOPS

Streamlined Patient Diagnosis and Referral to the OSUCCC-James Head and Neck Clinic

• Call 614.293.8074 to schedule an appointment. All patients are seen within 48 business hours.
• Joan’s Foundation members can send photos of suspicious findings, via the Joan’s Foundation website, for same-day analysis by a head and neck team surgeon
• Consult, via telephone, with the head and neck team surgeons regarding patient diagnosis.

Help reduce frustrating treatment bottlenecks!

Patient Referrals from the OSUCCC-James Head and Neck Clinic to Certified Dental Partners

• Pre-Surgery Oral Cavity Prep
• Post-Surgery Reconstruction
• Pre-Radiation Oral Exams

Education and Awareness

• Participate in our fully marketed free oral cancer  screenings program during Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (every year in April)
Saving Smiles! Saving Lives! campaign, right in your office, will educate your patients about the importance of regular Screenings

Annual Golf Outing

• Saving Smiles! Saving Lives! 4-Person Scramble benefiting the Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology Research and in association with the Joan’s Foundation Dental Partners

JoansFoundation.org Website

• CE Workshops
• Send photos for analysis to the OSUCC-James HNC team
• Joan’s Foundation Membership
• Best Practices check lists
• Participation in education and awareness campaigns
• CE workshop slides

Joan’s Foundation Membership

• $200 registers a practice and pays dues for one dentist’s membership.
• Additional dentists’ dues within a member practice are $50 each.
• Practice memberships include hygienists and assistants

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER!

All proceeds benefit the Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology Research. Joan’s Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a public charity as described in section SO1(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code.

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