Preventing HPV Cancers in Action: The Critical Role of the Dentist Webinar (1CE)

  • Tue, Nov 08, 2022 | 5:30 PM - Tue, Nov 08, 2022 | 6:30 PM

Course Overview

The dentist plays a critical role in the detection of oral cancers and in educating their patients on the importance of the HPV vaccination.  Please join Gary Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD, Past-president of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation (AGDF) to discuss the importance of performing a consistent, thorough clinical oral exam, how to discuss HPV vaccination with patients, be able to describe Anterior Mouth and Posterior Mouth from a medical perspective and learn how den-tists can participate, as an office, in fighting HPV oral cancers through awareness and promotion of the HPV vaccine.

Course Objectives

• Be able to describe Anterior Mouth and Posterior Mouth from a medi-cal perspective.
• Learn how dentists can participate, as an office, in fighting HPV oral cancers.
• Learn how to perform a consistent, thorough and complete oral cancer exam.
• Learn what dentist can do to help in awareness and promotion of the HPV vaccine.

Speaker: Gary Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD

Gary E. Heyamoto, DDS is a recently retired Bothell general dentist who was in private practice for 40 years.  A 1980 University of Washington School of Dentistry graduate, he chaired the Continuing Dental Education program for the Washington Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) for 18 years and served as their clinical director until 2020.   He was instrumental in 2016 of the creation/development of the WA AGD Angle Lake Educational Center in SeaTac.  
     He has been an alternate delegate/delegate to the ADA HOD six times and has served on the Washington State Dental Association Board of Directors for two terms after having chaired the WSDA Budget/Finance Committee (Four years).
     Currently, he is active in the Washington State HPV Task Force, the Washington State Mass Disaster Team (Forensics/Oso) and Lake Washington Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene School (Clinical instructor). He is also the past-president of the AGD Foundation (oral/oropharyngeal cancer education/awareness).
He holds Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentists International and the American College of Dentists along with an AGD Mastership and four Lifelong Learner Service Recognition awards. 
    For a change of pace, the past 39 years has found him working as a statistician for the NFL Seahawks and the NCAA Football/Basketball programs at the University of Washington.  He has been hired as the official defense caller, determining all defensive tackles, sacks, pass defensed, etc. for the last 15 Rose Bowls and the last 10 National College Championship football games.


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