HPV and Oral Cancer Prevalence, Prevention and the Role of Multidisciplinary Care Providers Across t

When:  Oct 9, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Orange County Dental Society

Join Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program’s multidisciplinary team as they discuss the rise of human papillomavirus (HPV) and its connection to oral cancer. HPV is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. and is one of the highest risk factors for oral cancers, particularly in the upper throat and base of the tongue. This course will review the prevalence of HPV, appropriate ways to screen for HPV during oral exams, and the role a multidisciplinary team plays in the treatment and management of patients with oral cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy, medical oncology, speech therapy, dietitian support and nurse navigation. 



Timothy Kelley, MD – Program Director, Hoag Head & Neck Cancer ProgramDr. Timothy Kelley is a double board certified, fellowship trained, minimally invasive head and neck surgeon who specializes in head and neck surgery, skull base surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He earned his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University-Bowman Gray School of Medicine and did his Surgery Internship at North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

Brian Kim, MD
Dr. Brian Kim earned his Bachelor's degree in biology at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he graduated with honors. He then completed his medical degree from UCLA and went on to complete an internship at the UCLA San Fernando Valley Internal Medicine Program and a residency at the UCLA Radiation Oncology program.

Ryan Kriwanek, DDS, MD
Dr. Ryan Kriwanek received his D.D.S. from UCLA School of Dentistry in 2009 and then went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at USC in 2015 as a part of the 6-year combined M.D.-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate program. He received his M.D. from Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2012 and completed his General Surgery intern year in 2013.

Kelly Pierson, DDS
Kelly Pierson, DDS attended Marquette University, completed an extensive hospital-based residency program at UCLA, and is a member of several associations, including American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society, Orange County Women’s Dental Society. Dr. Pierson has been working with head and neck cancer patients since 2009.

George Semeniuk, MD
Dr. Semeniuk received his Bachelor’s degrees in Ecology, Ethology and Evolutionary biology at University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. He then earned his Medical degree from St. George’s University where he graduated with honors. Dr. Semeniuk then went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at University of California San Francisco, California and completed both his Hematology and Oncology fellowships at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Rhonda Hjelm, MSN, RN, OCN
Rhonda Hjelm is the clinical nurse navigator for Hoag’s Head and Neck Cancer Program within Hoag Family Cancer Institute. She completed her Bachelors and Masters with honors in Nursing at Vanguard University of Southern California and has been a nurse at Hoag for over 25 years.

Tracy Thomas, MS, CCC, SLP
Tracy Thomas is a Speech Language Pathologist at Hoag.  She received her Masters degree in Speech Pathology from University of the Pacific in 2004 and completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Hoag and Mission Hospital in Orange County, CA.

Denise Juve Lohman, MPH, RD, CSO
Denise Juve Lohman is a registered dietitian who is also a certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Denise earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University and Dietetics from the University of Maryland. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Loma Linda University.


2.5 CE Credits


OCDS/CDA/ADA Members and Non-Dentist Staff
$99 before Thursday, October 4th
$109 after October 4th
$119 day of meeting & walk-ins


Life Retired (no longer practicing)
$50 before Thursday, October 4th
$60 after October 4th
$70 day of meeting & walk-ins


Non OCDS/CDA/ADA Members and Staff
$198 before Thursday, October 4th
$208 after October 4th
$210 day of meeting & walk-ins


CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund requests for meetings will only be honored up to 4:30 pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. No refunds will be made for requests received subsequent to that time.


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