Dental Hygiene Alumni CE & Reception

Dental Hygiene Alumni CE & Reception

Oral Cancer Research: Dental Hygienists Are Making a Difference

Friday, November 17, 2017 • 6:30 – 9 pm

Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver, BC

  • Bring a guest and come for an evening of CE* and a wine & cheese social.
  • Meet the Class of 2018, the new dean, along with our program director and other faculty and community professionals.
  • Reconnect with your classmates and meet alumni from all aspects of the profession.

*”Oral Cancer Research: Dental Hygienists Are Making a Difference” presented by Denise Laronde and Leigha Rock

Denise Laronde, PhD, RDH
Associate Professor, UBC Dentistry; Acting Director, British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program
Denise Laronde’s areas of interest are oral cancer screening (including developing and validating tools to enhance screening, community awareness, and access to care), risk prediction, oral premalignant progression, second oral malignancies, and oral cancer survivorship.

Leigha Rock, PhD(c), RDH
Doctoral Candidate in Craniofacial Science, UBC Dentistry; Member, British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program
Leigha Rock’s research focuses on the molecular analysis and examination of the clinical behaviour of oral premalignant lesions over time in order to further develop a risk model to predict the malignant transformation of low-grade oral premalignant lesions.

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