Publication date: Mar. 2013
Review date: Aug. 2017
Expiration date: Jul. 2020
Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, is a well-recognized international speaker, consultant,
author and successful entrepreneur. She is a Key Opinion Leader for several leading
corporations within the dental community. She has been described as a very
dynamic, kno wledgeable and authentic speaker with an ability to powerfully
communicate her knowledge. Jo-Anne proudly partners with the Oral Cancer
Foundation in conveying the urgent need for changing the way in which we screen
for oral cancer to meet the needs of today’s population.
Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, is a key opinon leader for Den Mat Holdings, LLC.
SEER (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results) data demonstrates
a decline in oral cancer for tobacco related sites; however, there is
a strong trend toward an increase in human papillomavirus (HPV)
implicated sites. Due to the afnity of the virus for lymphoid tissues
and posterior placement, today’s dental professional needs to be
keenly aware of the subtle symptoms that accompany this newer
profle. How does this afect our methods of screening for oral and
oropharyngeal cancer, and is the clinical oral examination predictive of
histologic diagnosis at an early stage? Two-thirds of oral squamous cell
carcinomas are discovered at an advanced stage with fve-year survival
rates impeded signifcantly; 83.3% when the disease is discovered
in stage I or II, and only 38% when the cancer has metastasized. This
presents a call to action to elevate our kno wledge regarding examination of high-risk areas and explore adjunctive screening methods to
complement the traditional white light examination.
3 CE credit
This course was
written for dentists,
Upon completion of this course, the dental
professional will have the ability to:
1. Recognize the incidence and current
etiologic factors related to oral and
2. Identify subtle symptoms that may be
suggestive of oral and oropharyngeal
3. Perform a visual and tactile examination of high-risk extraoral and intraoral
4. Compare and contrast the value of
the clinical oral examination and
adjunctive screening methods utilizing
direct fuorescence visualization.
Oral Cancer Today:
The Impact on Our Profession
A Peer-Reviewed Publication
Written by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH
Supplement to Penn Well Publications
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This educational activity was developed by Penn Well’s Dental Group with no commercial support.
This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, from novice to skilled.
Educational Methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.
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and improvements in oral health.
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Dental Board of California: Provider 4527, course registration number CA# 03-4527-15220
“This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”
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