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Judy Schmidt, RDH
Willard Street Family Dental, Burlington VT
Comment: After seeing Eva talk about her survival with oral cancer, it inspired me to make sure my patients were getting the best care possible! Her steps are easy and straight forward. It can save a life!
Everyone should learn how to do a exam! It takes less than 5 min!
Ernest Watson, DDS
Comment: After hearing your talk, I got my whole office on board with the Six-Step Screening. The hygienist does it first , then I follow-up with one too. Both are recorded! Four eyes are always better than two.
Carol Dahlke, RDH, MDH
Business and Clinical Consultant at Accelerated Practice Concepts, Inc.
Comment: Your life story had a profound effect on me.Thank you for not giving up when you wanted to. You have made a difference in my life, and now I will put forth your message about screenings and patient education across North America at the dental offices I visit throughout the country.
Anne Murray, RDH
Crossing Bridge Family Dentistry, Ontario Canada
Comment: After hearing Eva’s lecture at a recent dental hygiene conference I was amazed that something like this could be overlooked. I want to ensure that each of my patients get the best care and that should include this Six-Step oral cancer screening at each visit. Thank you Eva!
Christi Cook, RDH, BS
Riverdale Dental Centre, Brighton CO
Comment: I cannot believe when patients tell me “No one has ever pulled out my tongue before…is this something new?” The oral cancer exam can save a life, not just a tooth. It takes five minutes and it is the most important service I provide, followed by a comprehensive periodontal screening.
Lisa Adair, RDH
Dazzling Whites Mobile Dental Hygiene Services, Alberta Canada
Comment: All dental professionals should perform oral cancer screenings on each patient at every visit. I do a screening knowing the patient just saw the dentist in the other room. At least I can be assured that I did it! Thank you for providing an easy Six-Step card for this purpose. It is necessary to understand the quality of care patients receive.
Gail Starling, RDH
Redwood Dental Hygiene Society, Santa Rosa CA
Comment: Hearing Eva speak at the CDHA House of Delegates has changed how I approach my oral cancer screenings. I know she will have the same impact when I bring her to speak to my Dental Hygiene Society in Santa Rosa. Keep up the great work, Eva!
Roberta Di Petta, RDH
Dental One Associates, Fayetville, GA
Comment: Eva, you are reaching out in an amazing format to promote this very crucial public awareness message! I am a Dental Hygienist with 35 years of experience. I’ve been doing oral cancer screenings on all my patients, children included, since Hygiene school. So many types of tissue irregularities can be spotted, but ONLY if someone is looking for them.
Himanshi Singla, BDS, MDS, FCCI
Director, Maxillofacial and Cleft Surgery Group, Guragon, India
Comment: Six-Step Screening for Oral Cancer is the ideal tool for early detection: simple, easy to understand, and gets the message out. It should be posted in every dental office for both patient and dental health provider awareness. We at Maxillofacial & Cleft Surgery Group supports the efforts of Six-Step Screening for Oral Cancer and are planning to start and promote its efforts In Gurgaon, India. We look forward to be associated with them for better care and eradication of Oral Cancer.
Kay Overcash, RDH
Nichols Family Dentistry, Medina OH
Comment: I believe we have a duty to our patients to be as educated and diligent as possible since often we are the first (and maybe the only) line of defense they have to be screened for oral cancer. It is not part of a typical physical at the physician’s office, and unless you have an issue, it is not part of a dermatologist exam either. We are IT! Any and all information should be shared and discussed with our patients and among our peers.
Mark Docktor, DDS
Dental Arts, Hoboken NJ
Comment: You motivated me to be as thorough and caring to all patients as I can be. We’ve been doing your 6-step soft tissue exam routinely, and also educating our patients about what we are doing and it’s importance. Your awareness crusade is a great one, and I tell everyone about it! Your presentation is powerful.
Carrie Montroy, RDH
Comment: I talk about you with all my patients while I am giving them their oral cancer screening. You are truly inspiring! I have told anyone who was at the convention that if they missed your class, they missed out big time!
Linda Molee, DMD
Dr.Linda Jaye Molee, Freehold NJ
Comment: Keep up the good word Eva! You are a blessing to the profession of dentistry!!!
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
Comment: I have been listening to Eva’s story via an American Dental Association video for many years. I had the pleasure of presenting a course in North Carolina in October 2011. Her story is amazing and her passion monumental. Our world is different and better because Eva is part of it. She has taken her tragedy and made her mission. Her Six-Step Screening is must for every person, no matter the age. With HPV as the #1 risk factor surpassing smoking and alcohol, we can’t start this process too soon. Eva has created a simple way to make it happen.
John Robinson, DDS
Santa Rosa, CA and UCSF
Comment: This is really great information! I really appreciate and agree with the point that everyone should be doing a self exam from time to time as well as receiving a professional examination. The six-step examination should be done at every dental recall examination. It takes very little time, and it can help detect not only cancer, but other oral diseases as well. It is very important. Thank you, Eva!
Loree Christianson, RDH
Radiance Dental Hygiene Cliniq, Vancouver British Columbia
Comment: What I love about Six-Step Screening is that it relates to the public and reaches out to them like no other covering so many aspects in one site! It is fantastic.
Debbie Hartman, RDHAP
Western University, College of Dental Medicine, Pomona CA
Roma Czech, RDH
Independant Hygienist, Midland Ontario
Comment: We provide yearly Oral Cancer Screenings for all patients. There have been a few suspicious lesions found and they were pre-cancerous. Thank you Six-Step Screening for raising awareness. On a humourous note, one patients’ lesions were caused by his fondness of jalapeno peppers and disappeared within a week of quitting his daily “habit”.
Beverly Frye, RDH / BSDH
Face Value Dental Hygiene Services, Seattle WA
Comment: Early detection is key.
Pamela J. Myers, RDH
Manager, Dental Hygiene Program, University of Texas Medical Branch-Correctional Managed Care
Comment: Raising awareness is paramount in prevention of oral cancer. I have heard Eva speak. She put a “face” to oral cancer and heightened my awareness and empathy, thus improving my patient care. I have shared her story with many other dental professionals and her book as well. Keep moving forward, Eva. You are a powerful force!
Martin Jablow, DMD
Green Street Dental Group, NJ
Comment: Coming from a perspective only those who have endured oral cancer can know, Eva makes educating both dentists and the public her personal mission in the ongoing battle for early diagnosis of oral cancer.
Martin Van Tassell
Redwood Empire Dental Society, Santa Rosa CA
Abraham M. Speiser, DDS
Former Chief, Dental Services, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Comment: I just spent 30 minutes checking out Eva Grayzel’s website, www.sixstepscreening.org. It is multifaceted and fully factual. I heard her speak twice, once at a meeting of the NJ Governor’s Cancer Prevention Task Force Oral Cancer Workgroup and once at a half day seminar. I am looking forward to the success of her efforts to increase dentist compliance and early detection. If her website and six step screening go viral, then every patient will DEMAND an oral cancer screening from their dentist at every exam and recall.
Philip Barbell, DDS
Dental Risk Management Consultant, Coral Springs FL
Comment: Eva has improved an already excellent concept. Six Step Screening should be a required process in every dental office. Make a promise to your patients and their health that you will attend one of her fantastic programs within the next year and will institute Six Step Screening in your practice today.
Sandra Zellers, RDH
Leland Wilhoite, DDS
Comment: I applaud Eva for her efforts to raise awareness of the need for oral cancer screenings and am happy to endorse her! Early detection is key!
Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD
NYU College of Dentistry
Comment: Great website!
Lisa Shaw, RDH, MS
Faxton St Lukes Dental Health Center, Utica NY
Comment: While oral cancer screening is taught to all dental and dental hygiene students, many times that skill and practice either does not transfer to clinical practice or does so in a shortend version. I am thrilled that Eva has put this most important element of treatment in our faces and reminds us of its importance over and over again. I tell my students that it is the most important thing that they will ever do for any patient. Leaving a little calculus by mistake won’t kill them…forgetting to assess for oral cancer may!
I have also just read of the importance of palpating the neck and examing the oropharyngeal area, as our new generation of oral cancers (HPV16 related ) do not present in the same areas of the mouth that tobacco related cancers do. In addition, adjunct screening tools may not work in detecting cancers that are HPV 16 related.
Patty Pomeroy, RDH
Singh Family Dentistry
Comment: It’s good to be reminded…we are in such a perfect position to do the six point exam. Thank you for putting it together.
Rose M. Hall, RDHAP
San Diego, CA
Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
Chairman, Department of Dentistry
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences
Medical Director, The Regional Craniofacial Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Comment: Not only is there nothing objectionable or even controversial about your approach, but in fact, it is refreshing and compelling to have the enthusiasm generated by a survivor rather than a doctor.
Olga Kharevich, DMD, PhD
Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontist, Hollywood FL
Comment: Eva created an amazing impressive project about spreading the knowledge on oral cancer prevention. Great resource for patients and the doctors as well.
Lisa Shaw, RDH, MS
Faxton St.Luke’s Healthcare and SUNY Canton School of Dental Hygiene
Comment: Eva and her story are amazing. I am proud to endorse this effort!
Beth Anderson, RDH
Providence Dental Care, Mt. Juliet, TN
Janet Sheffer, DDS
Park Ridge Dental Boutique, Park Ridge, IL
Judy Schmidt, RDH
Willard Street Family Dental, Burlington VT
Comment: Very simple to follow yet one of the most important things we can do for our patients!
Nevin Zablotsky, DMD
Periodontist/ADA CELL SEMINAR Series lecturer
Comment: Eva has created a great resource for everyone who cares about eradicating oral cancer as the cause of death in this country. I applaud her enthusiasm and dedication to this cause.
Elaine Katzman, RDH
Prosthodontic Associates, Summit NJ
Comment: Six-Step Screening is truly working in our office; every hygienist now screens all patients. I recently detected an enlarged thyroid in a patient who was subsequently diagnosed with a malignant thyroid. Needless to say how grateful he and his family are! Thank you, Eva, from all of us. You have an amazing influence on those you touch.
Lanita Brooks, RDH
Zila Pharmaceuticals, Regional Manager NC
Comment: Eva Grayzel and her message is so contagious! I feel blessed to have heard her story; a true inspiration. I continue to refer friends and collegues to Six-Step Screening. Eva, please continue with the passion you exude.
Carol Gambone, RDH
Yarzabek Dental, East Norriton PA
Comment: Lived through this watching my husband go through treatment. Young children at home. It is 6 years later, all is well. You bet I screen my patients!
Linda Jaye Molee, DMD,PC
Linda Jaye Molee, DMD,PC, General Practice, Freehold NJ
Comment: Having just experienced Eva’s lecture today I am confident that she will continue to be a tremendous influence in educating the public about such a devastating disease. I am so happy my staff wanted to attend because this truly is a team effort. Kudos Eva for all of your hard work, dedication and determination.
Dennis M. Abbott, DDS,PC
President & CEO, Dental Oncology Professionals of North Texas
Comment: The statistics speak for themselves: early detection saves lives! Eva’s approach is comprehensive. Palpation is a must for a thorough exam. I am glad to see such an easy-to-follow guideline available as an invaluable resource for dentists and hygienists.
Clara Lee, DDS
Waterside Dental Care, NY NY
Comment: It’s not often that an oral cancer survivor is such a poignant storyteller. In Eva, we get a generous dose of both. I’m inspired that she has the heart and dedication to spread early cancer detection awareness. Six-Step Screening is so easy to remember and should be an integral comprehensive part of every office’s oral evaluation.
Cathy K. Draper, RDH,MS
Adjunct Faculty, Foothill College and Editor of the Journal of the California Dental Hygienits’ Association
Comment: Oral cancer screening should be an essential component of every dental hygiene care appointment. Eva’s story leaves a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of hearing her. Once you hear Eva speak, you will never omit an oral cancer examination from your patients’ care.
Temjennungsang Longchari, BDS
Dental touch, Dimapur Nagaland, India
Comment: I endorse Six-step Screening. Let’s join hands for a better, smarter world, saving lives through awareness and early detection of oral cancer.
Vikki Goff, RDH
Farrow Road Dental Group, Columbia, SC
Jeffrey Clayton, MD
Vice-Chief of Anesthesiology, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CA
Comment: Six-Step Screening for Oral Cancer is the ideal tool for early detection: simple, easy to understand, and gets the message out. It should be posted in every dental office for both patient and dental health provider awareness.
Sam LaMonte, MD, FACS
Retired head and neck surgeon, Pensacola FL
Comment: Eva Grayzel has taken the initiative to create a program for all of us to follow. Getting the word out to the public about early detection of cancer will lower the mortality rate of some of the most terrible cancers to endure. She is a survivor as I am, and as I work on guidelines for post-treatment surveillance for primary care physicians, I know I will have an advocate in Eva to spread the word for not only early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancers, but continuous monitoring of these survivors throughout their lives by dentists and all primary care professionals.
After operating on head and neck cancers for 30 years, and experiencing a throat cancer myself, I am so happy to see Eva’s six-step program thrive. We all must be advocates and spread the word as Eva is doing; it is vital to continuing the fight against this disease.
Lauren Regina, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC
Registered Dietitian, Young’s Medical Equipment, Easton PA
Comment: Prevention and early screening is key. Eva’s courageous efforts in getting the word out on the importance of Six-Step Screening are truly inspiring. As a dietitian who works with cancer survivors that are receiving tube feeding, I think Eva is an incredible role model for those who have struggled with cancer and it’s devastating effects short and long-term. Her story is powerful and poignant…keep spreading the word Eva!
Harry Dorian, Esq
Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C, Bensalem PA
Comment: The format for the course, “Serve Your Patients Right and Avoid Getting Served: Perspectives from the Doctor, Lawyer and Patient” is perfect: a very effective one-two-three punch! You tap into their deepest emotions and open them up to hearing the factual information given by the doctor. Then I tap into their unspoken fears. It’s definitely more effective because I was actually your attorney and I looped it back to your amazing story. I can’t imagine a single dentist who heard us not doing an Oral Cancer Screening on every patient!
Auckland, New Zealand
Comment: I feel so much better equipped just from reading your website…now I can ensure that I receive the proper oral health checks by a suitable qualified professional….I will most definitely ensure my biopsy is read by an oral pathologist too.
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