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“Eva’s keynote presentation was an amazing way to start our conference. Moving, powerful, inspirational!”

Christine Wood, RDH
Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Sparks, NV

“Thank you for your dynamic presentation. As the keynote speaker at the CDHA National Conference’s opening ceremonies, you set the tone and threw out the challenge for all dental hygienists to strive for professional excellence.”

Sandy Lawlor, RDH, Past President
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Toronto, Canada

“Eva – What a phenomenal presentation! You totally blew everyone away. I had high expectations – and you exceeded them. You are a unique individual, and I admire the way you are reaching out and touching people’s lives.”

Andrea Abelman, DMD, MS
Seattle Study Club of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

“I had the privilege of attending your “show” at the Hinman Dental Meeting. By far it was the best and most impactful time for me regarding the oral cancer screening process and the consequences of taking it too lightly! I do the six-step screening that you described. I also use the VELscope as an adjunct, but after the 2 hours I spent with you I realized there was something I was missing…the human element. Underneath all the screenings of hard and soft tissue and the gadgets we use to detect anything that’s amiss, is a human being and there are consequences when we don’t do our job just right. The perspective from an oral cancer sufferer and survivor was something that I’d never heard before. Your great humor, wit, singing and rapping will be forever stuck in my head! Thank you for being a crusader. You are exactly what I needed and the dental profession needs as a whole.”

Christopher E. Roberts, DDS
Brushy Mountain Dental
N Wilkesboro, NC

“We must thank you for one of the very BEST, truly UNIQUE, and most riveting programs ever presented to the Stark County Dental Society! Only positive, inspirational comments from attendees before they left last night, including, “Bring Eva back!” We received phone calls, texts, and email messages the following day about your message! Comments from the CE forms included “Very powerful!” “Thank you!”  “EXCELLENT!” “Truly Amazing.”  CE forms ask members and staff to rate the presentation from 1-5 in terms of objectives being met, overall quality of the presentation, and timeliness of the material. 100% of forms came back with 5/Excellent ratings!”

Dr. K. “Ragu” Ragunanthan, SCDS President
Dr. Shelly Boss Program Chair
Laura deForest, Executive Director
Stark County Dental Society, Canton, OH

“Wow, Wow, Wow! On behalf of Drs. Di Cesare and all the attendees of the Hygiene Extravaganza, I want to thank you for a magnificent and motivating presentation at our 15th annual event. You need to know that your evaluations were unprecedented….never before has a speaker received 4+++ (beyond excellent)! A considerable number of hygienists thought your program was the “best ever” and we have never had such a quiet attentive audience. With almost 350 women in a room, you would not think you would be able to hear a pin drop, but you commanded that level of interest. In addition, you succeeded in motivating many to improve their oral cancer examinations. God presented you with a most challenging experience, but also blessed you with an amazing ability to communicate. Your ability to face life with tremendous courage and optimism encourages us all to be better clinicians and live with greater appreciation and awareness of our numerous gifts.”

Daryl Beckman, RDH
DiCesare & DiCesare Periodontal Health Specialists
Red Bank, NJ

“I had the pleasure of hearing you at the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration Annual Meeting. You were incredible! Your presentation, your ordeal and your enthusiasm kept us mesmerized. You are a true inspiration and an A-1 speaker. Since hearing you, I have slowed down my six-step screening and I now spend more time doing my oral cancer exam than my tooth and gum examination. I have your screening cards framed and in both hygiene operatories. Thank you for sharing your story and helping us see what is truly important.”

Marc Herman, DDS
Advanced Dentistry of Long Island
Woodbury, NY

“I have been practicing dental hygiene for 20 years. Never have I been more moved or affected by a CE than when I heard you speak. I have been doing oral cancer screenings on all my patients ever since. I’m amazed by how many of my patients have opened up  and shared how they lost a friend or loved one to oral cancer. What I wasn’t prepared for was when a patient whom we referred to an ENT would get a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. I recently mentioned to a patient that a bump in her neck needed to be checked by her doctor. When her husband came in for a cleaning, he shook my hand and said “Thank you for finding that spot in my wife’s neck. She’s having a biopsy next week.” THANK YOU for inspiring me to bring awareness and early detection of oral cancer to my patients! Keep spreading the word!”

Heather Stafford, RDH
Oklahoma City, OK

 “I had the priveledge to attend your presentation at the Hinman meeting. You have a dynamic stage presence and I appreciate you sharing your story in an informative, refreshing way. I will be much more attentive and pledge to spend that extra few minutes to educate my patients. This was the BEST continuing education class that I’ve taken in 20 years!”

Anna Lugo, RDH
Atlanta, GA

“I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I enjoyed listening to your presentation at OSU. Hearing your personal reflection will definitely impact future patient interactions for all in attendance. Your inspiring message and emotion will stay with me. Thank you for all that you do to educate and bring light to a subject which is dark in so many ways. Hearing specifics regarding the family impact of this disease was particularly eye opening.”

Kristen McNamara, DDS MS
Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, OSU College of Dentistry
Columbus, OH

“Your presentation was beyond words. So beautifully and sensitively presented…every dental professional needs to hear this.”

Jo-Ann Jones, RDH, President
RDH Connection Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada

“Your presentation at the Howard County Dental Association was not only very informative in an entertaining way, but also inspiring. While I have been doing a thorough and complete oral cancer screening on all patients for 20+ years, I realize I have been somewhat remiss in emphasizing to my patients what I was doing and why I was doing it. Since your talk, I have emphasized the importance of the oral cancer screening and told patients to call my office ASAP if they notice and changes to the tissues in and around their mouth, no matter how slight the changes may be.”

Ben Sandler, DDS
Ellicott City, Maryland

It was a true pleasure meeting you and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your story with us. It was really inspiring. I believe you have helped me and provided a prespective we do not always get to see.”

James Ryan, DDS MS
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Immediate Past President, DC Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Evolution Oral Surgery, Germantown, MD

“Hands down, Eva is the BEST speaker on the dental circuit. Her program was evidence-based and energy-infused.”

Carol A Jahn, RDH, MS
Director of Professional Relations & Education
Water Pik, Inc

“Eva’s story of hope and resilience was masterfully delivered with a perfect combination of passion and entertainment. Her presentation unveiled all the aspects of an expert speaker; we felt the value of our roles as dental professionals, we laughed, we cried and we danced! Everyone should have the opportunity to experience this awesome presentation and be inspired to convert this essential message to action!”

Linda Lakin, RDH, MS, President-Elect
American Academy of Dental Practice Administration

“Your wonderful presentation at the Special Care Dentistry Association was one of the most compelling I’ve ever heard! I was amazed at your ability to perform flawlessly and, even more importantly, to effectively convey your message.”

Carl Ebert, DDS
Community Dental Care
Minneapolis, MN

“Eva, to say that you made an impact at our Annual Head and Neck Cancer Symposium would be the understatement of the year. Your presence was felt throughout the entire symposium. Every speaker mentioned your name and looked over to where you were sitting during their presentations, acknowledging your insight. You are going to make a difference in the care of our head and neck cancer patients at Baptist Health Systems.”

Joseph McCain, DDS, SubSection Chief Oral Surgery
Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL

“I had read that you performed Off-Broadway and that you had captivated audiences. However, you were even more spectacular than I had even imagined. I felt your pain. Your presentation for Advanced Dental Seminars was top notch. The most important thing is that you survived. The world needs more people like you spreading the word.”

Joseph Pollack, DMD
Wall Family Dental
Wall, NJ

“Eva, I want to let you know how much I appreciate your presentation at the IHS Annual Dental Conference. I’m sure many dental professionals will take an oral cancer screening much more seriously after listening to your story.”

Steve Riggio, DDS
Deputy Director, Office of Public Health
Area Dental Consultant
California Area Indian Health Service

“Eva, you a wonderful storyteller and to be able to tell your own story was very powerful! I have saved at least 3 patients by catching oral cancer and after last night at the Walsh Periodontal Study Club. I’m sure I and others in attendance will be better at looking for oral cancer. It was a privilege to listening to your program.”

Dennis Engler DDS
Chicago, IL

“I have never been moved and impacted this much in my 29 year dental hygiene career from a CE course. You have inspired me and gave me a new purpose to make a difference in someone’s life or save a life. I will be a better clinician after hearing your program. Every dental professional needs to hear your story. Thank you so much.”

Sandy Cha, RDH
Family Smile Center, Frederick MD

“Eva was awesome yesterday!  277 of us were mesmerized with her energy, her story, and her courage!!!”

Gene Fortman, DDS
North Iowa Periodontics
Mason City, IA

“After attending your moving and inspirational presentation, all I could think or say was “WOW!!” Intra/extra oral exams were taught and performed on each patient while in hygiene school but in private practice I became lax. After hearing your story & seeing the video of other individuals with oral cancer, I will be proactive from now on!”

Alicia Reynolds, RDH, Attendee
Midwest Dental Conference, Kansas City MO

“Eva was absolutely awesome, not just from a dental hygiene standpoint, but from a spiritual one — one that made you think about a few things and have a little talk with yourself. I am looking in the mouth….and at life from a different perspective”

Robin Vail, RDH
Attendee
OKLAHOMA IMPLANT AND PERIODONTICS SPRING FLING

“Thank you for taking the time to share your story with the WV dentists and dental hygienists. I lost count of the number of attendees who told me how much they appreciated your presentation. Without question, they will be educating patients about oral cancer and taking a little more time when providing oral cancer screening.”

Richard Meckstroth, DDS
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dental Practice and Rural Health
West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Morgantown, WV

“I saw Eva’s powerful and moving presentation at the Hinman in Atlanta. Witnessing your strength and determination to not only get through the cancer but to raise awareness for examination is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your life with us.”

Barry Malkiel, DDS
Lawrenceville, GA

 “I just returned from a meeting where I was privileged to earn four CEUs while hearing one of the most inspirational and moving messages of my career. Bless you, Eva, for sharing your powerful and motivating story with us and reminding us of the commitment we have made to our patients and the obligations we have to earn the trust they have placed in us that we will provide them with the best possible oral health care.”

Sheryl Couture, RDH
South Central District Dental Hygienists Society, Jackson, MI

“The conference was our best yet, not the least of which was due to Eva’s magnificent program. Her intensely personal account was something no one has ever communicated so openly and real to me. I, along with everyone in the room, was moved to tears, wondering, how did she rise above it all? When she brought everyone to their feet with music and dance – we felt her victory. She let us celebrate the power of her spirit with her, enabling us to believe that maybe we too can prevail.”

Margaret Angarola
Academy of Laser Dentistry, Delray Beach, FL

“You have single-handedly changed the way I view oral cancer.”

Nathan Schwandt, DDS
Treasurer, South Dakota Dental Association and Black Hills Endodontic Associates, Rapid City SD

“I really enjoyed hearing your story. It can be difficult to think about what happens on “the other side of the knife.” Sometimes we forget that the subjects of our work are actually people. Your passion is inspirational!”

Mark Hoffrichter, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Frederick, MD

“Hearing your program changed so many things for me. Your voice and advocacy will impact not only the way the dental profession looks at oral cancer but the importance dentistry has in the role of saving lives. I have renewed the promise I made to my patients; to provide the best care possible.”

Heather Angers, RDH
Lakewoood, CO

“Your presence filled the whole room. Your program was captivating, thought-provoking and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your incredible journey and advocating for professionals, patients, and future lives!”

Jasmin Haley, RDH
President, DC Dental Hygienists’ Assocation

“I want to thank you for such a fantastic presentation. I graduated from dental school in 1985 and have attended many continuing ed classes — I will never forget yours. Dental schools teach dentists and hygienists how to recognize oral cancer but you really hit home how important our role in that is.”

Rhoda Ross, DDS
Redondo Beach, CA

“Eva’s program was phenomenal, both in message and presentation. Her message had a powerful impact. AND, Eva got a group of dentists rapping!”

Alice Blayne-Allard, Executive Director
Howard County Dental Association

“Eva gave an outstanding seminar to the SCCDHS. As an RDH that performs an oral cancer screening on every patient, I learned today the importance of educating these patients why and what I am doing. I was made more aware of the impacts that oral cancer can have on a person’s life that I never realized before. Eva is an amazing speaker and person..”

Stephanie Moor, RDH
Stefanski Dentistry, Lichtfield, MI

“Your message was powerful! I do an oral cancer screening on all of my patients but I now know what an individual feels like once they have been diagnosed. You are doing a wonderful job raising awareness about oral cancer and how important it is for healthcare providers to perform oral cancer screenings on their clients. You had so many great messages not only about oral cancer but, LIFE.”

Sherry Cassidy, RDH, BSDH
Portland, OR

“Your presentation will go down in my “internal file” as one that will stay in my mind forever. In addition to the inherent message, the entire session left such a deep impression on me. Your journey, and especially your joy of life was amazing.”

Jeffrie Normoyle, RDH
Frederick, MD

“I heard you speak today and am still feeling your power. I am proud to say that I know my work saved at least 2 lives due to early detection! Thanks for revving my engine to raise the bar on screening and patient education.”

Nancy Williams, RDH
Attendee, DiCesare Hygiene Extravaganza

“9 months later, I am still taken back to my experience in listening to you in Toronto. I would like to believe I was always present during my screenings before….but you are now present as my silent partner in my screenings!”

Ida Ryan, RDH
Ottawa Dental Hygienists Society

“Eva, your presentation this morning was incredible – the best CE class I have ever attended. Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many!!”

Annette Barnett, RDH
Member, Greater Collin County Dental Hygienists’ Society
McKinney, TX

“You are an inspiration. Your survival story gave us a part of your heart and soul. I vow to continue to do my best identifying early signs of oral cancer and I will continue encouraging my fellow professionals to do the same.”

Terri Chandler, RDH
Founder and Executive Director, Future Smiles

“I had the privilege to attend Eva’s program at the TODS conference in Kelowna this year. She was hilarious, heartwarming, and presented a intimate presentation of her experience with oral cancer. Eva’s powerful and ambitious wit, captivated me from the beginning to the end. Since I’ve left the conference, I haven’t stopped thinking about her story. Thank you Eva, for sharing your life with us.”

Lena Duong, CDA Student
British Columbia, Canada

“Thank you Eva for your most inspirational ‘TODS Talk’ today. It put a fire in my belly; not only as a dental assistant but as a human being. You were the highlight of my weekend at the conference!”

Cindy Tymkiw, CDA
Office of Dr. Gene Tymkiw, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

“Eva Grayzel is one of the best speakers I have ever heard and I have heard many. She has a personal story to tell and she captures everyone in the audience from the moment she begins until she has completed her story. You are literally on the edge of your seat the entire time. Eva was hired by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and all of the dental hygienists in attendance were raving about her throughout the conference. This is one presenter that you definitely want to hire if you want to have a very successful event. Thank you so much Eva, you educated the audience and were simply magnificent!”

Jennifer Turner, RDH, Professor, Dental Programs
Niagara College Canada, Welland, Ontario

“Eva gives a whole new purpose behind an oral cancer screening. I see light bulbs going on in the heads of my students as I share Eva’s story and teach them the intra/extra oral exam.”

Jenny Denning, RDH
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Ann Arbor, MI

“Your keynote address at the CDHA National Conference was excellent. Thank you for sharing your life and life-threatening journey. You certainly have touched my life in many ways. Not only do I want to incorporate the Six-Step Screening in my dental hygiene practice, but I want to bring so many other things that you spoke about into my life. You are truly an angel on earth with your heart-warming ability to reach out to others.”

Laurelle Biernes, RDH,
Attendee, CDHA National Conference, Toronto Canada

“I had the pleasure of hearing Eva present at a teacher’s conference and she is an amazing storyteller who kept the entire audience engaged the entire session. I felt myself hanging on her every word! Thank you Eva for being such an inspiration to many people!”

Tammela Ladd, RDA
Attendee, CADAT Annual Conference, California

“I’ve heard your presentation twice, and I would hear you again. Your understanding of human suffering is inspiring. Your insights are memorable and applicable to everyone. Survivors enrich life with their story about overcoming a terrible disease, but you went beyond this, turning your life into a teaching tool about making life more meaningful. For anyone who is looking for a way to understand the “why” of life’s difficult moments, the mistakes that cause unnecessary suffering, and want to move forward with the life intended for us, I highly recommend listening to Eva Grayzel.”

Alvaro Galvez
Mortenson Family Dental, Louisville KY

“I am a better person today because I heard Eva.”

Nikki Curlew, RDH
CDHA Board Representative, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

“Thank you for an awesome inspiring lecture at the CDHA 50th National Conference. I see so many lecturers throughout my extensive travels and only a handful stay in my mind and inspire me the way you did. You are truly a gift to all you touch.”

Wendy Birtles, RDH
Paradise Dental Technologies, Ontario, Canada

“Eva was such a powerful, unique speaker! I was deeply touched by her journey with oral cancer. What a great way to start our CDHA National Conference ! I learned a lot of tools as a clinician as well as a parent. Thank you.”

Hasintha Kekulawala, RDH
Brandt County Health Unit, Ontario, Canada

“Eva is a great speaker who gave an excellent presentation. Her story was so moving. Dental professionals need to work together to make sure that we can detect the signs of oral cancer as early as possible.”

France Talleur, RDH
Attendee, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association National Conference

“Each patient that I have treated since hearing you at the CDHA, whether a returning or a new patient to me, was assessed using the new process on the Six-Step Screening reference cards you provided. My returning patients recognized the differences in my technique and the new patients were very receptive and appreciative to receive this evaluation.”

Heather Britton, RDH
Ottawa, ON

“Eva’s presentation at UOR in Las Vegas was simply amazing! I was on the edge of my seat for the entire hour. Eva has given me the tools to take my oral cancer screenings to the highest level. Eva brings oral cancer screening to the top of the charts!”

Jennifer Collins, RDH
Rio Lindo Dental, Chico CA

“Eva utilizes her delayed diagnosis to benefit and instruct dental and medical professionals. It is absolutely humbling. Her candid disclosure of treatment was eye opening and should be mandatory CE.”

Andy Gilbert, DMD, Major
US Army Dental Corps
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

“The feedback that I received from CRDHA members regarding your session was extremely positive. Members who attended your session appreciated hearing your story and your engaging presentation style. Your story reinforced, very dramatically, the need for oral cancer screenings and head/neck examinations.”

Darlene Fraser, RDH Member Services Coordinator
College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
Calgary, AB

“I was deeply touched by your presentation about your journey with oral cancer. I was certainly captivated, somewhat speechless and so very gripped by not only your story but your storytelling. I am thankful for your willingness to speak out about this deadly disease and the need for prevention and early diagnosis. Blessings on your continued journey to share and educate.”

Debbie Gotsch
Member, Alliance of the American Dental Association
Fort Wayne, IN

“Thank you Eva. Even at 60 years of age and 40 years of experience you have inspired me. Your interpretation of the patient experience is enlightening and invigorating.”

Susan Doucette, RDH
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

“I saw you speak at RDH Under One Roof in Las Vegas. Thank you for telling your story; you have made a huge difference in my life, and I hope to pass it along.”

Kali Meyer, RDH
Kansas City, MO

“Eva, you are an inspiration! A thorough extra-oral and intra-oral exam at each appointment is a must. For over 15 years, I’ve been educating and preparing dental hygienists to do this life-saving exam. After hearing your program, I hope all my previous students continue to practice it and educate their patients on oral cancer. I also hope that if presented with the opportunity, they hear you speak and renew their passion for saving lives.”

Mary Boyle, RDH MEd
Fortis College, Salt Lake City, UT

“Eva, I was so moved by your presentation. You have the power to touch and reach out to an audience. Your life as an oral cancer survivor kept my attention the whole evening and I will share your journey with each patient as to how important it is to have an oral cancer screening.”

Sue Hoyt, RDH
Flint, MI

“Eva’s course, ‘Tongue-Tied,’ was the best CE course I’ve taken in the past 34 years. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear the next words out of her mouth. Eva’s story is told with ferocity and humor; it’s vidid and profound. The audience laughed with her and cried. Her personal experience is a reminder to all of us in dentistry to take that 2 minutes to do a thorough cancer exam on every patient. She reminds us to listen non-judgmentally to our patients, after all, they know their bodies better than anyone else. Thank you, Eva, for the wonderful way you educate.”

Renee Marchant, RDH
Hands-On-Hygiene, Santa Rosa CA

“Your eloquent style along with your humor captivates your audience and brings them to feel like they are experiencing your agony with you. And, that’s what we need…to feel somebody else’s anguish for us to be vigilant for our patients. Thank you for leaving us with an indelible impression!”

Gail Starling, RDH
Redwood Dental Hygiene Component, CDHA
Santa Rosa, California

“On behalf of the program committee, I want to thank you for sharing your moving and provocative experience. Your presentation was well received and feedback from attendees was positive with an overall rating of 9.55 on a scale of 1 – 10. As people were leaving, I overheard several comment that of all the recent programs, this was one of the best.”

Deborah Elam, MS CAE, Executive Director
San Francisco Dental Society
San Francisco, California

“Thank you for the wonderful and informative seminar you gave to our group. I would like to express how inspirational you are to really bring the reality of oral cancer on a personal level to healthcare professionals.”

Leila Adams, RDH
Secretary, South Shore NJ Dental Hygienists’ Association
Atlantic City, New Jersey

“I know you have heard this many times, but you have made a difference in my life. I heard you speak at RDH Under One Roof and your lecture had a profound effect on me. I have the unique position to influence dental offices throughout the country and I am going to make sure that the offices that I work with do a six-step exam. You have lit a new fire under me”

Carol Dahlke, RDH, MDH
Business and Clinical Consultant, Accelerated Practice Concepts, Inc
Minneapolis, MN

“WOW! What a compelling story and an over the top example of making a scar into a star. Eva’s story proves that yes, we do, as individuals make a difference. To me, this is the true definition of success. Saving lives and changing the course of millions of peoples destiny is truly success and truly giving of one’s self. Thank you Eva for changing how I practice in my operatory at Dr. John Cutts office every day.”

Cindy Andrews, RDH
Office of John Cutts, DDS
Dinuba, California

“You are such an inspiration! I had to share your downloadable lecture with my students. They were silent and then thanked me for showing it. It was a confirmation to what I teach in Pre-Clinc about the importance of intra and extra oral exams. I stress what an incredible opportunity we have to do so much more than just clean teeth.”

Grace Kreager, RDH
Memphis, Tennessee

“I’ve been telling everyone about Eva and her powerful story, after hearing her speak at the National Oral Health Conference. I am thinking about all of the lives that she is saving by telling her story.”

Jane Casper, RDH MA
Office of Oral Health, Maryland Department of Health
Baltimore, Maryland

“I worked clinically all day Thursday and every patient heard about Eva’s lecture and message while I did the cancer exam. I am so pleased that I did decide to attend the National Oral Health Conference – hearing Eva speak was a factor in my decision to be there. My life is forever changed, now I hope to influence others.”

Nancy Brohawn, RDH BSDH
Newark, Delaware

“Eva was one of the best speakers that I have ever heard. She is charismatic, animated, funny, touching, and brings tears to one’s eyes. She leaves the listener wanting MORE! Her career as a professional story teller explains how she can PAINT A STORY. And, her story is breath-taking! She made you feel as though you were at a theatre but the difference was that she was the character and her story was a TRUE story to tell.”

Tracy Mulvaney, RDH, Sales Specialist
Zila Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, California

“The part of Eva’s story that really impacted me was how her treatment affected her young children. I will do everything in my power to prevent a late state oral cancer diagnosis through educating and screening ALL my patients….as well as get a screening for myself!”

Victoria Pietrucha, RDH
Farmington Dental Centre
Germantown, Tennessee

“After hearing Eva speak at CDHA, I have become a better clinician. I am much more aware, which has benefited my patients.”

Cori Lee, RDH, Executive Director
US Dental Tennis Association
San Jose, California

“You have earned your place in heaven…providing people with knowledge and awareness for the best opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment. And, most of all, for providing HOPE! We all need something to hold on to and Eva’s message is so inspiring and hopeful! Thank you for all you do.”

Brenda Curie, RDH
Conquer Oral Cancer
Abbotsford, British Columbia

“The tactics you use in your presentation get people to think. You make oral cancer human. You get us to look at it upside down! Many dental practitioners never meet a person who has had oral cancer. What an honor! You’ve changed the way I practice dentistry by performing an oral cancer screening on each and every patient.”

Loree Christianson RDH
Radiance Dental Hygiene Clinic
Vancouver, British Columbia

“Eva remains steadfast and on point regarding the oral cancer message. Thank you for your passion.”

Jed J. Jacobson, DDS, MS, MPH
Chief Science Officer and Sr. Vice President
Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina

“An attractive feature of Eva’s lecture is its human nature component, offering dental professionals a refreshing change from the academic perspective of professional meetings as well as a unique window into the patient experience.”

Allan Hovan, DMD
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Vancouver, British Columbia

“No one is more powerful than Eva in describing the human side of the story of survival. She moves hearts, articulating her fears and frustration turning them into an opportunity for growth.”

Brian Hill, CEO
The Oral Cancer Foundation

“People need to have hope; Eva delivers it.”

Juli Kagan, Participant
Florida Institute For Periodontics & Dental Implants

“You opened our eyes. Our office is forever changed after hearing your story.”

R. Todd Weaver, DMD, FAGD
Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates

“Three times and I never tire of hearing Eva’s story.”

Jerry Wilck, DDS
Yardley, Pennsylvania

“I love your positivity and passion for life and others. I love that you cried out to our God! You are a walking miracle!”

Spring Parsons, RDH
Memphis, Tennessee

“What a privilege! Eva shares an inspirational and informative inside view of oral cancer with compassion and humor. It’s unforgettable!”

Ellen Standley, RDH, BS, MA
Past President, California Dental Hygienists’ Association

‘Eva could match Steve Jobs when it comes to presentations.’

Bill Blatchford
Blatchford Solutions

‘Eva reflects light and life to everyone around her!’

Heather Van Eeden, RDH
Vancouver, British Columbia

‘I am a better clinician because of Eva’s story.’

Jenna Hebert, RDH
Boston MA

‘During my 30 years attending dental conferences, I have never heard a more powerful message.’

Donna Sisitsky, RDH
Washington DC

‘Your presentation was one of the highlights at our annual meeting.’

Sandra L. Schwartz, MS, RN, CORLN, Executive Director
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

‘We know all about Oral Cancer. We know what it does. Eva made us experience it.’

Glenn Reaves, DDS
New York Mills, NY

‘I received the RDH/Philips Sonicare Mentor of the Year Award, but I truly believe you will inspire and mentor far more dental professionals than I ever could!’

Pamela J. Myers, RDH, Manager
Dental Hygiene Program, Huntsville, Texas

‘You are a champion …and a change agent!’

Sandra Boucher-Bessent, BS, RDH, Clinical Specialist
OralDNA Labs, Inc.

“Sharing her victory over a late stage diagnosis for oral cancer was a great service to our troops to whom we provide dental care.”

Wade Owens, DDS, MAJ, US Army Dental Corps
Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, HI

“Eva is my newest hero! Her story will inspire you to be the best clinician and best human being you can be. She is a treasure!”

Dianne Pannes, DDS, COL, US Army Dental Corps

“Eva, you are a Warrior. I was moved by your powerful candid presentation.”

Colonel Mary Jo Corbett, Commander
Fort Sill OK Dental Activity

“I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to hear you present once again to NYU Dental students. It was an amazing experience for all of the students to hear your story. From the few students I have interacted with since, I can tell that you have inspired and motivated the students to be more thorough, empathetic and compassionate. All of the students agree that they have a better appreciation for their role in the fight against oral cancer.”
Branden Brar, Student
NYU College of Dentistry

Branden Brar, Student
NYU College of Dentistry

“Hearing Eva Grayzel was a very inspirational experience. It should be experienced by all Dental Health care professionals to emphasis the benefits of good intra and extra oral exam.”

ADHA evaluation

“Eva Grayzel is a compelling speaker. She shared the emotional side of the disease which is often overlooked. God Bless Her!”

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“This was the best CE Course I have taken. Her background in the arts added a compelling aspect to the presentation, keeping my attention for the entire two hours. I would attend this class again just to hear her speak.”

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“You are truly inspirational, bringing the importance of it all home.”

Fonda Robinson, DMD, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry

 

“Eva is captivating, touching your life and soul in a way no faculty member can.”

Michael Siegel, DDS, Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine

 

‘Eva’s story is a powerful teaching tool, one you are not likely to forget.’

Caroline Shiboski, DDS., PhD., Director Oral Medicine Clinical Center
University of California San Francisco

 

“I could never move students to take their professional obligations seriously the way Eva does.”

Maria Fornatura, DMD
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

“ Your presentation had an impact on me. I try to raise awareness about oral cancer screenings as much as I can because your message really hit home. If I can diagnose and save one person in my career, then everything would have been definitely worth it!”

Jimmy Dang, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry class of 2015

“Your story was inspirational and the highlight of my dental school experience. It brought all of my education into perspective and reminded me to really care for my patients and not just go through the motions of providing health care.”

Jared Smith, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

“Amazing story of courage and survival! Your passionate story really hit home: A few years ago my family was faced with a diagnosis of stage IV cancer. I could relate to so many of the accounts you courageously portrayed to our class. Thank you for sharing your brave journey and solidifying the importance of early detection.”

Dustin Root, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

“Ms. Grayzel is a dynamic speaker and rightfully proud survivor. She not only brings awareness to the public but motivates dental healthcare professionsals to give each patient the best practice of care. Her story makes me want to be a good dentist.”

Travis Smith, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

“Eva is an outstanding speaker and a true inspiration. She really motivated me to be a good future practitioner that not only focus on a patient’s teeth but on a patient’s overall life.”

Dhara Patel, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

“…you rocked the room and brought new life to the normally somber lecture series.”

Lisa Lipkin, NYU Dental School

“She truly opened my eyes to the type of practitioner I want to be.”

NYU School Of Dentistry Student

“I wish I gave her a standing ovation. OC screening!”

Swati Dixit, UCSF Dental School

“The most engaging lecture I heard in all 3 years @ UCSF.”

Sunshine, UCSF student.

“Your words deeply affected me, as a future dentist and as an individual.”

Vlad Botezatu, Tufts Dental Student, Boston MA

“The most engaging lecture I have ever heard. Eva’s personalized message instilled in me a greater desire to learn.”

Student, UCSF

“I’m A.D.D. and didn’t lose attention for a minute throughout the hour you spoke.”

Student, Lehigh Valley Health Careers Institute

“Do you always get a standing ovation? You had me drawn in completely. You drive the points across loud and clear. The way you presented allowed me to hold my composure until the end. Actually, it caught me by surprise; nothing has moved me for some time. Bravo to you. It is a testament to your ability tell a story. How your children dealt with it…that was huge. I lost my mom at 18 years of age and I thought I could not be moved that easily, but obviously I still can!”

Loree Christianson
British Columbia Cancer Agency Annual Conference
Vancouver, Canada

 

“Eva Grayzel is a highly professional, entertaining and purposeful speaker with strong messages to the audience. She spoke at the Head and Neck Cancer Symposium on Saturday too and it was an exceptional presentation.”

George Weiss, RT, MHA
Baptist Hospital South Florida
Miami, FL

 

“Thank you, Eva, for bringing Hope in all its forms to our annual cancer survivorship symposium. It is astounding what you bring to the stage”

Anna Ferguson, RN BSN
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

“Eva powerfully presents her story of survivorship by weaving the importance of patient-family centered care into each step. She inspires and motivates providers and survivors alike to make the medical experience a partnership to improve care.”

Louise Knight, MSW LCSW-C, Director, Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program
Sidney Kimmel Comprensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

‘Our patients continue to tell us with exuberance how your presentation helped them on their journey through recovery. We are eternally grateful for your perspective and special ability to share it in a universal and inclusive way.’

Loren Godfrey MD, Co-Chief, Head & Neck Oncology
The John Theurer Cancer Center

‘Eva, to say that you made an impact at our Annual Head and Neck Cancer Symposium would be the understatement of the year. Your presence was felt throughout the entire symposium. Every speaker mentioned your name and looked over to where you were sitting during their presentations, acknowledging your insight. You are going to make a difference in the care of our head and neck cancer patients at Baptist Health Systems.’

Joseph McCain DMD, Subsection Chief, Oral Surgery
Baptist Health South Florida

‘I really enjoyed your presentation—you are really touching the lives of others through your experience.’

Gaorav Gupta, MD PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

‘Your keynote lecture at ASRT was amazing and I have not forgotten it or you.’

Gerri Pastrana, RTT
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

‘Eva was excellent! With her skill of storytelling, she had the audience fully engaged. Eva was funny, knowledgeable, motivating, inspiring and empowering.’

Danielly Camacho, Community Health Program Coordinator
Baptist Health South Florida

‘You inspire me to look at the good and stop dwelling on the WHY.’

Linda Davidson, Jimmy Fund Coordinator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

‘Your presentation was very well received by attending staff, residents and medical students. I believe we need to see and hear what our patients are saying and your presentation was clearly an eye opener for many of our staff.’

Victor Dy, M.D., President of the Medical Staff, Interim Director of Surgery
Easton Hospital

“… charming, captivating…. brought tears to my eyes.”

David Rosenthal, M.D., Section Chief, Head and Neck, Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

‘Eva’s story and recovery are epic –she is one of those speakers who changes your life with her words. I’m empowered with her perspective on philanthropy, parenting and work/life balance.’

Michelle Giletto, Director of Development
St Lukes Hospital

“Eva Grayzel delivers a powerful wake-up call for healthcare providers worldwide through the riveting story of her own survival from cancer against all odds. She offers magnificent inspiration for patients and healthcare workers alike.”

Daniel L. Kopp, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, Utica, NY

‘We were moved beyond words, touching on sensitive yet critical palliative care points for people with cancer.’

Christine Hansen, CRNP, ACHPN, Palliative Care Nurse
Grand View Hospital

‘You offered phenomenal insight into the challenge of living with cancer versus the alternative of dying from cancer.’

Anonymous, RN
The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

“Your story moved me to pursue specialty training in oral pathology. Thank you for the inspiration!”

Colin A. Eliot, LT, DC, USN, Oral Pathology Resident
National Naval Medical Center

‘Eva’s experience is a personal reminder about the value of working as hard and as smart as possible every day.’

Doug Peterson DMD, PhD
University of Connecticut Health Center

‘You were captivating and touched me on many levels…in my former years as a young woman, mother, wife, daughter, and as a healthcare professional and clinician of many years. You are remarkable in your recovery and your messaging.’

Willa Brody, MSW, JD

‘Eva Grayzel was one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard at a meeting… a real eye-opener!’

Francis X. Barra, DDS
Bassett Healthcare Network

“You have a very special talent.  Your ability to connect with our survivors was powerful.  Among other things, you are a very effective emotional healer.”

Loren Godfrey, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Hackensack University Medical Hospital

 

“Eva is an absolute inspiration and I was able to identify with so much of what she said. She was funny and entertaining while discussing what is a very serious and frightening subject. Her passion for helping others is so beaming and apparent. Eva might be a petite woman physically but she is hugely dynamic and full of so much heart and soul. It is an honor to be in the company of such a lovely, strong and caring fellow survivor.”

Kirsten Raymond, Hackensack NJ
Oral Cancer Survivor

 

“For a cancer survivor, hope is the most powerful healer. Eva Grayzel animates her tales of hope and survivorship inspiring the hope for possibility. She is a SURVIVOR – in every aspect of the word- a most fitting portrait of strength and confidence!”

Patty Tiscareño, Executive Director
Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, El Paso TX

 

“I appreciate the strength you give to the weak and the advice you give to their friends and family. I remember the days when cancer was a “hush” word and people were afraid to talk about it. Without people like you offering help and support, it would take much longer to psychologically heal.”

Marilyn Robinson, 3xxx breast cancer survivor
Berkeley, CA

 

“I want you to know how truly and utterly thankful I am for all of your advice and support. I think to the first time we spoke and you said, do not cry in that mask. That simple phrase changed treatment for me. Because I’m 99% sure I would have cried the first time and almost every time since. But I thought of your words and you told me to be strong and brave and put my armor on. I don’t know if I could’ve found that armor if it wasn’t for you. I hope I can help someone someday the way you’ve helped me. I am eternally grateful for your kindness.”

Charlotte Cambridge Webb, RDA, Survivor
Aptos, CA

 

“It’s difficult to get the personal attention and detail oriented medical care that people need and deserve in this age of immediacy.  Thank goodness for generous and knowledgeable people like Eva and the internet for enabling me to find her!”

Victor Di Paglia, Concerned about persistent ulcer under tongue
Mystic, CT

 

“When my husband was first diagnosed, I read whatever I could find on the internet about oral cancer and treatment and survival rates, etc. It was all new and overwhelming and depressing, so I decided to search for survivors. Beautiful Eva Grayzel appeared! We are so fortunate that you share your incredible story, and make yourself available to us. We have so much appreciated your example and support. I just want you to know that you have played a very positive, important role as our family moves through this. You are very special, and I thank you.”

Ann Trowbridge, Caregiver
Sacramento, CA

 

“I think you saved my Dad’s life.”

Prashant Bhuyan, NY

 

“Thank you for your constant help and support.”

Thai Cheng, husband of Survivor Chi-Ya
Cupertino CA

 

“You made me get positive about life and smile again.”

Lisa Chilton, Endometrial Cancer Survivor 20 years
El Paso, TX

 

“Your words of ‘courage’ are a balm to my soul.”

Ted Andrew, Survivor
Vancouver Canada

 

“Watching you feel so good about yourself, made me feel good about myself.”

Pamela Darnell, Survivor
Charlotte, NC

 

“Eva Grayzel is a passionate storyteller. All cancer survivors and caregivers can relate to her story. Her incredible cancer journey inspires everyone to follow their instincts and take control of their health. Her message will resonate for a long time.”

Maria Peluso, Volunteer/Breast Cancer Survivor
American Cancer Society

 

“You inspire me to look at the good and stop dwelling on the “why.”

Linda Davidson
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

“I cannot thank you enough for listening and helping  me “navigate” the unknown and uncharted “seas” known as oral health. Because of your passion, dedication and your kindness, many folks like myself have been able to remain among the living. I am thankful to have such a force in my corner. ”

Victor Di Paglia
Mystic CT