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Some dental professionals do a cursory screening; some do a very thorough one.  There is no standard or required level of quality, except one: an oral cancer screening should be performed at every dental check-up. I spoke with a dentist (about 50 years old) who told me she never learned how to perform an oral cancer screening in dental school so she doesn’t …

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Temple Dental Students Speak out about Oral Cancer and Eva Grayzel’s Presentation

Temple Dental University

For the last 7 years, my presentation, Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer was put into the dental school curriculum by oral pathologist Maria Fornatora, D.M.D, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. For one hour, I’m given the chance to inspire, motivate and impact the way dental students will provide services to …

Eva Grayzel Performs Off-Broadway

For those of you who didn’t know me 25 years ago, I dreamed of being a Broadway singer and dancer. In my senior year in high school, I got the part of The Leading Player in Pippin which Ben Vereen played on Broadway. I knew I had what it took to be a Broadway star. I got into NYU School …

Combating Fear of Cancer with a Smile

After speaking for the Detroit Area Health Council, I was contacted by an orthodontist who asked me to speak for her annual CE seminar. Between the time she asked me to speak, and the event, her 7 year old son was diagnosed with a brain cancer and needed to undergo treatment. My story hit a deep chord within her. I …

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Eva Grayzel To Speak in California on October 13, 2012

I met Cathy Draper at the University of the Pacific 3rd Annual Dental Hygiene Conference on Oral Cancer in 2010. Cathy connected to my story on a few levels but especially because her sister passed away from cancer at a young age, and Cathy was the primary caregiver for the last few months of her life. We met again a …