The seminar discusses the importance of early diagnosis and the current management of oral cancer patients.
From the moment of diagnosis, enduring management, its side effects and living with the long-lasting changes post treatment changes the course of life of the head and neck cancer patient. This seminar takes the dental professional through the journey of the head and neck cancer patient, providing the opportunity to hear the resilient story from a head and neck cancer survivor. The seminar will also discuss the importance of early diagnosis, the current management of the oral cancer patient, provide an update on dental clearance in the context of the pre-rads patients as well as discussing reconstructive options, rehabilitation and complications in oral cancer patients.
Dr Lalima Tiwari graduated from UWA with a BDSc and a DClinDent in Oral Med. She is currently practicing as an Oral Medicine Specialist in a private oral medicine practice, three days per week. In addition, Lalima is a clinical tutor for Doctor of Clinical Medicine (DCD) Oral Medicine program at UWA Dental School, along with lecturing DMD students as part of the Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain unit.
Dr Ken Wan practises privately at West Perth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and publicly at Fiona Stanley, Royal Perth and Fremantle Hospitals. He completed his dental, medical and oral and maxillofacial surgery training in Perth. Upon receiving his FRACD OMFS in 2017, he went on to complete three further years of post-fellowship training in maxillofacial head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery and advanced osseointegrated implant techniques in Shanghai, Minneapolis and Brisbane. Ken is involved in the training of OMFS trainees and practises the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery with a special interest in oral cancer treatment and microvascular free-flap reconstruction of the head and neck.