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A Multidiscipline Approach to Head and Neck Cancers

October 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association Proudly Announces:

A Multidiscipline Approach to Head and Neck Cancers

Presented by the Henry Ford Hospital Institute Head and Neck Cancer Team

6 hours – 6 CE

Friday, October 6, 2017   8:30am-2:30pm

Bavarian Inn

Frankenmuth, MI

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Course Overview:

Oral Cavity Cancer

Although cancers of the head and neck region only account for five percent of all cancers reported yearly in the human body, 30 percent of these cancers occur in the oral cavity. That is roughly 22,000 new cases per year if cancers of the lip are not included. Between 6000 and 7000 deaths per year occur because of oral cavity cancer. Cancers of the oral cavity left untreated can have devastating effects on critical life functions for people who have this disease. The oral cavity cancer diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation is challenging because there are many different types of tissue located in this relatively small area and this area has numerous functions (speech, mastication, swallow, cosmesis).

The choice of treatment and rehabilitation must take into account the potential loss of function in this area. A well-coordinated multidisciplinary team is required to provide optimal cancer treatment outcomes and survivorship.  The objective of this symposium will be to review all aspects of oral cavity cancer diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation with presentations from all disciplines involved.  Specific attention will be paid to the diagnostic difficulties of oral cavity lesions, cutting edge treatments of challenging cases and how to optimize the rehabilitation of these patients.


  1. Review basics of head and neck cancer risk, diagnosis and treatment
  2. Review multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer care
  3. Specific attention will be given to oral cancers including oral cavity and oropharynx cancers
  4. Review of the HPV cancer related epidemic
  5. Define cancer survivorship for head and neck cancer patients and the importance of oral health
  6. Review how head and neck cancer treatment can affect oral health


Keynote Speakers:  


Steven Chang, MD, FACS                     Head and Neck Surgeon 

Vivian Wu, MD                                         Head and Neck Surgeon 

Tamer Ghanem, MD, PhD, FACS       Head and Neck Surgeon 

Farzan Siddiqui, MD, PhD                    Head and Neck Radiation Oncology 

Susan Hill, MAPS, RD, CSO                 Henry Ford Cancer Institute Dietician 

Kathryn Genoa, MS, CCC-SLP            Head and Neck Speech/Language Pathologist 

Amy Williams, PhD                                Head and Neck Cancer Health Psychologist 

Christian Keller, MD                             Head and Neck Pathologist 

Jawad Sheqwara, MD                           Head and Neck Medical Oncologist 


Program Agenda: 


7:30-8:30    Registration and Vendors 
8:30-9:00                Dr. Chang  Multidisciplinary Care Model 
9:00-9:30                Dr. Ghanem               Free Flap Reconstruction/TORS (advance surgeries) 
9:30-10:00              Dr. Wu  HPV-Related Oropharyngeal cancers 
10:00-10:30            Dr. Siddiqui                 Radiation Effects in Oral Cavity Cancer 
10:30-11:00            Dr. Sheqwara                Chemotherapy Effects on Oral Cavity Cancer 
11:00-12:00            Lunch and Vendors  (lunch provided) 
12:00-1:00              All  Panel Discussion: 

Case Discussions/Tumor Board 

1:00-1:20            Susan Hill                      Oral Cancer Diet 
1:20-1:40            Kathryn Genoa         Speech and Swallow Changes in Oral Cancer                              
1:40-2:00            Dr. Williams             Psychosocial Concerns and Cognitive Impairment in Oral Cancer   
2:00-2:30    Drs. Chang, Wu, Ghanem, Keller    Physical Examination and Pathology correlates                   




 6 CE’s:

 MDHA Members $80.00;

 Potential Member $95.00

 DDS and all other dental professionals $120.00

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***Register by September 26, 2017***

Make checks payable to MDHA


Please Print and Return with payment to:

Joyce Losen

2310 Jolly Oak Rd

Okemos, MI 48864-4599




October 6, 2017
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Bavarian Inn
1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, MI 48734 United States
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(989) 652-7200