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Oral Care for Cancer Patients

Join us on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 4 pm PST to hear from our dental expert Piedad Suarez-Durall, DDS from USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Special Patients Clinic.

The following important topics will be covered during your cancer experience:
• Oral complications associated with cancer therapy
• Most common chemotherapeutics associated with mucositis
• Oral Evaluation and Treatment Prior to Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy
• Oral Care During Chemotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy
• Post-Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy Oral Care

This event is hosted by the AYA@USC program (Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at USC). It is FREE to all to join. For questions about this event, please contact or visit

Dr. Pierad Suarez’s Bio:
Received her DDS from Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica. She moved to the United States to begin a certificate program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2004. After completing this dual program in 2006, she immediately became faculty at that institution. She serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Chair for the Department of Geriatrics, Special Needs and Behaviral Science where she is also the Director of the Rosanne Mulligan Special Patients’ Clinic, with a joint appointment at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, where she obtained her Master of Science in 2019. Dr. Suarez served for many years as a member Oral Health Advisory Group of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center and the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

She has lectured and published locally and internationally on a variety of topics related to the oral health needs of the medically compromised and geriatric populations.

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Feb 02 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 02 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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