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Free Webinar: Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy after Head and Neck Cancer

Free Webinar: Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy after Head and Neck Cancer

12:00PM - 1:15PM Thursday 22nd February 2024
Via Zoom
Registrations for this event are now closed.
Free Head and Neck Cancer Webinar on today at 12.00pm AEDT. 
To join the Zoom webinar please click here.  
The webinar will be a recorded and a link sent to everyone 
who has registered in the next few days.

Head and Neck Cancer Australia's FREE Webinars are designed to educate, inform and support people living with Head and Neck Cancer and their families and friends, but everyone is welcome to join whether you're a patient, carer, friend or healthcare professional.  

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Time: 12.00pm - 1.15pm (AEDT - Sydney time)
Topic: Learn more about keeping your teeth and mouth healthy after Head and Neck Cancer and the different roles of Dental Practitioners  

Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer, especially radiation therapy, can cause side effects. These issues may arise early during treatment, or be experienced later and persist for the remainder of life. 

Good dental hygiene at home is important to maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth. Tooth decay is much faster and more severe after radiotherapy. Join our free webinar to learn more about what you can do to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

Also learn about the different roles of Dental Practitioners who may be involved in your care, including General Dentists, Special Needs Dentists and Oral Medicine Specialists. 





Dr Amanda Phoon-Nguyen

Amanda Phoon Nguyen is an Oral Medicine Specialist. Her clinical and research interests include orofacial pain, oral mucosal disorders, temporomandibular disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine. In plain language, this includes things such as red and white patches in the mouth, mouth ulcers, changes in the tissues of your mouth, oral cancer and precancer, jaw pain, jaw clicking and locking, teeth grinding, saliva and salivary gland problems, headaches, facial pain and devices to wear for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. 

Amanda is known for her clinical expertise, approachability, devotion to patient care, and masterful ability to harness modern technology, especially social media, to support her patients and share her passion for oral medicine. Amanda completed her specialist training at the University of Western Australia, and her understanding of oral medicine became personal when a family member developed oral cancer. When Amanda completed her training, she was even more motivated to help others. Today, she is happy to support patients in her role as clinician at POMDSC, and with her public appointment as a Consultant at the Perth Children's Hospital.

To read more about Amanda click here.

Associate/Professor Sharon Liberali

A/Professor Liberali  completed  her  undergraduate  dental  degree  at  the  University  of  Adelaide  in  1986 and was awarded a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry at the University of  Adelaide in 2009. In 2010 she became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons  in the special field of Special Needs Dentistry. In 2011 she was awarded a Fellow of the International  College  of Dentists  (FICD)  and  in  2013  a  Fellow  of  the  Pierre  Fauchard Academy. In  2019  she  completed a Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) in Orofacial Pain at the University of  Sydney, and in 2022 was made a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International. 

A/Professor Liberali is the Director and Senior Consultant of the Special Needs Unit, Adelaide Dental  Hospital, SA Dental Service, and holds an honorary Associate Dental Consultant position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.   She  is  the  Program  Director of  the  undergraduate  and  postgraduate  programs in  Geriatric  &  Special  Needs  Dentistry  at  the  Adelaide  Dental  School, University  of Adelaide, and is the Principal Dentist at Health Partners Dental. A/Professor Liberali is a past President of the SA Branch of the Australian Dental Association and is  currently on the Constitution Committee. She is a long-term member of the federal ADA Infection  Control Committee, has  been  both Chair  and  Vice-Chair  and  represented the  ADA on  the HE-023  committee  for  Standards  Australia  and  the  NHMRC  Infection  Control  Guidelines  Advisory  Committee.  

A/Professor Liberali currently sits on the newly created federal ADA Board. A/Prof Liberali was awarded a Distinguished Service Award for her services to the dental profession  from the federal Australian Dental Association in 2019, and the SA Branch of the Australian Dental  Association in 2020. In the King’s Birthday Awards in 2023 she was awarded an Officer (AO) in  the General Division of  the Order  of  Australia for  distinguished  service  to  Special  Needs  Dentistry,  to  Infection  Control  Practice  enhancement,  to  tertiary  education  and  to  professional  organisations.  She  was  also  recognized on the COVID-19 Honour roll in recognition for her contribution in support of Australia’s  response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jen Mackay

Jen was a healthy and happy 44 year old public servant when she was diagnosed with stage three tongue cancer in June 2022. Jen underwent major surgery to remove half of her tongue, followed by 35 rounds of radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy, finishing treatment in October 2022.  Jen is looking forward to sharing her experience of caring for her teeth and mouth during and after treatment. To read more about Jen's experience with tongue cancer click here.

Webinar Platform 

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. A link to join the webinar will be sent to all participants a few days before the webinarThe webinar will be recorded and a link made available on the Head and Neck Cancer Australia website shortly after the event.  To view previous webinars visit our YouTube channel

Our sincere thanks to the Jaye Radisich Foundation WA for providing funding to support the HNC Outreach webinar series. 

HNC Outreach Webinar Series kindly supported by: