January 30, 2014
Faculty dentists provide oral screenings at Women's Health ConferenceUnder the theme “Be You! Fit. Smart. Healthy,” Loma Linda University Health conducted the sixth annual Women’s Health Conference at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, for women from all walks of life who intend to be better informed and more proactive about their health and overall well-being.
1,000 Inland Empire women attended the Women's Health Conference.
From the Faculty Practices of LLU School of Dentistry, Perry Burtch, DDS’89, Assistant Professor, Oral Diagnosis, Radiology, and Pathology and Doris Kore, DDS’01, MS, assistant professor, Restorative Dentistry, provided a day of courtesy oral cancer screenings on the Convention Center floor.
Dr. Burtch and Dr. Kore bracket Tina Malmberg at the LLUSD booth.
From among the 1,000 women who attended the convention, Drs. Kore and Burtch conducted screenings for 147 women. Of those women, 25 women presented with areas of concern or abnormalities that merit a follow-up with their regular general practitioner or specialist.
Concurrently, Krista Juhl, MBA, director of marketing, and Tina Malmberg, manager, Faculty Dental Practice at LLUSD’s Center for Dentistry and Orthodontics, spoke with convention attendees representing the Center as they handed out print materials, collapsible water bottles, and organic chapsticks from the School of Dentistry booth.
Joan Lunden, the convention’s keynote speaker, and Rachelle Bussell, CFRE (center), LLUAHSC vice president of advancement, visited with Ms. Juhl and Ms. Malmberg and discussed the importance of oral cancer screenings, regular dental appointments, and consistent brushing and flossing.
This was LLUSD’s third time participating in the event and its second year conducting screenings.
Loma Linda University Health has participated significantly in the annual health conference for the women of the Inland Empire for the last five years. During that period, LLUH partnered with other nonprofits to produce the conference under a different name for the event. Today, LLUH is the sole producer of the event, now called the Loma Linda University Health Women’s Conference.