Meet the Experts Panel

Oral Care for Hematology/Oncology Patients

Sharon Elad, DMD, Msc

Friday, May 1
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Jennifer Frustino, DMD, PhD


Oral complications from radiotherapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy can compromise patients’ health and overall quality of life, and can affect their ability to complete the planned cancer treatment. This session will provide an in-depth discussion regarding the medical necessity of oral care before, during, and after cancer treatment to reduce the incidence and severity of oral complications and enhance both patient survival and quality of life.

About the Meet the Experts Session

The Meet the Expert session is designed to allow the opportunity for small groups of audience (25-30 max) to have a focused and an in-depth discussion with experts in essential topics in oral medicine and special care dentistry. Every session will consistent of a 15-minute introductory talk followed by 45-minute open format discussion (i.e. questions and answers). Conference attendees can pre-register for the session they desire to attend with final session assignments provided upon checking in on site at the conference. As space for each Expert session is limited, please ensure registering for your session ahead of time. Please, only attend the sessions for which you are assigned. This is a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field so please come prepared with questions!

About the Speaker

Sharon Elad, DMD, Msc
Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester

Dr. Elad is the Professor and Chair of the Division of Oral Medicine at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Additionally, she is the Principal Consultant for Hospital Dentistry at the Strong Memorial Hospital. She heads several courses on oral medicine and dental management of medically complex patients.Dr. Elad is the Chair of the MASCC/ISOO Mucositis Study Group. Previously she served as the Secretary of the International Society for Oral Oncology and led the development of the joint position paper by MASCC/ISOO and European Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation regarding basic oral care in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Dr. Elad is also the section head for GVHD and for Viral Infections within the MASCC/ISOO Oral Care Study Group (OCSG). Her research and scholarly activities have resulted in numerous scientific articles, textbook chapters, and she is an invited guest speaker internationally.