Oral Cancer Awareness Michigan is a local public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities. Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category.
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience as a dental hygienist and is the founder of Oral Cancer Awareness Michigan. Her dedication and hard efforts to bringing awareness to this cause is making a change here in Michigan. She believes there are too many misconceptions about oral cancer in our communities and bringing awareness about the risk factors remains low. Jennifer strives to help people understand the importance of an annual oral cancer screening in the dental chair and encourages the dental community to be more involved with Oral Cancer Awareness Michigan.
Janet graduated from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Program, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Promotions in 2014.
Currently she is Immediate Past President and Legislative Chair for the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association. Janet sits on the Alumni Board at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Baker College Health and Sciences. She received honorary membership into the National Dental Hygiene Society Sigma Phi Alpha-Omega Chapter in 2014.
Janet is convinced that Oral Cancer is truly the cancer of the dental profession and the first in line to detect the early signs and symptoms by performing annual oral cancer exams. She believes as dental professionals, we need to advocate and support this cause.
Lisa has over 30 years in the dental industry, with the last 4 working for Elevate Oral Care. Her passion for dentistry is contagious and is a self-proclaimed “dental geek”. She loves consulting dental professionals about Caries Risk Prevention. When not working as a dental crusader, Lisa enjoys attending Tigers baseball games, cooking and spoiling her tiny 4lb Chihuahua named Gianna and 15-year-old Tuxedo cat named Taylor.
Angela is a registered dental hygienist and an oral cancer survivor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 2001 and has been practicing in Shelby Township since 2002. In 2014, while on maternity leave, Angela detected a lesion on the side of her tongue that was later diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. She had surgery to remove the lesion as well as a partial neck dissection. Since her surgery she has become an advocate for oral cancer awareness, speaking at many events promoting early detection and dental professional involvement. She has even been interviewed on Chanel 7 news. Angela is married with 4 children and loves spending time with her family.
The mission of Oral Cancer Awareness of Michigan is fueled by our dedicated committee of hygienists & dental professionals, along with a group of head & neck surgeons, caregivers, volunteers, sponsors and patient advisory team who are united to one common goal; to help find a cure for this devastating disease and help those impacted by oral/oropharyngeal cancer live longer, healthier, and fuller lives.
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