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Denise Laronde

DipDH, MSc (Dental Science), PhD
Director, BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program
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Rm: JBM 170
Tel: 604-822-8433
Fax: 604-822-3562

Research Areas:

Oral cancer screening; oral epithelial dysplasia; malignant transformation; risk prediction; access to care for oral health services; head and neck cancer survivorship, natural history of oral cancer

Teaching Areas:

Oral pathology; EO and IO exams, screening

The overall goal of Dr. Laronde‚Äôs research is to facilitate discoveries that will have a positive impact on the mortality and morbidity due to head and neck cancer. Her research program addresses oral cancer screening and early detection in both general and high risk populations, use of new technology, developing and validating models to predict oral cancer progression, and translation of knowledge into clinical practice and community awareness. She has conducted research in South Asia and in Canada. She is an Associate Investigator at the BC Cancer Research Institute and the Director of the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program. Dr. Laronde's teaches in both undergraduate programs (DHYG and DMD) and supervises graduate students (MSc and PhD).