I have always been passionate about contributing to the oral well being of society. I feel an honor to be able to provide oral care to the unique needs of patients at SCCA. Being an oral medicine specialist allows me to combine my knowledge of dentistry with the latest scientific discoveries in oral oncology, so that I can provide the best care to patients with complex medical needs. I have been involved in research studying the association of comorbidities including anxiety, depression and somatization in patients with oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions. I hope to see improvements in the treatment options for the various oral mucosal complications associated with the cancer and cancer therapies to help improve the quality of life of cancer survivors. I also hope that people will be more aware of the etiology and risk factors leading to oropharyngeal cancers, so that the incidence is significantly lower than what it is at present time. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, spend time with my family and volunteer for community outreach.
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