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225: Interview with dentist, speaker & author, Dr. Parul Dua Makkar


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and should be a reminder that screenings save lives.  Learn more about oral cancer screenings in the dental chair, what happens when you find a lesion and some recommended tips for prevention. Episode 225 is available for download now on all of the top podcast platforms or listen now by clicking the player above!

Episode highlights:

-Learn what practitioners should be looking for when performing an oral cancer screenings and what should be done if a suspicious lesion is found

-Dr. Makkar discusses the different diagnostic tools and technology that might be used when a lesion is discovered

-Discussion about what the doctor/patient conversation looks like after a malignant lesion is confirmed

-Dr. Makkar shares her simple tips to helping prevent oral cancer 

Meet this week’s guest:

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar’s life took a different trajectory when she lost her only and younger sibling, Dr. Manu Dua, to oral cancer. He was a dentist, as well. Following his death, Parul devotes her time to educating doctors and patients about risk factors, prevention, and early detection and treatment of oral cancer. 

Parul is a frequent contributor to publications both in dentistry and beyond. She also co-authors healthcare journal articles. She is regularly requested as an expert for others’ podcasts in addition to facilitating her own. Posthumously, Parul co-authored her brother’s book, Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua’s Survival Guide, which won a CIPA EVVY Award for Motivational/ Inspirational books.

 Parul practices general dentistry in her Long Island, New York practice. Speaking to audiences across the nation, she shares her experience and knowledge while guiding audiences in developing their understanding, skills, and preventive solutions.

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