1. Oral Care of Cancer Patients: Survivorship
2. Taste & Saliva
Dr. Epstein graduated from Dentistry in 1976 from the University of Saskatchewan. He received a Certificate in Oral Medicine and Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry from the University of Washington 1979. He is a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of Canada in Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and was an examiner and President of the Board of Oral Medicine.
He was Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Oral Cancer Biology, Prevention and Treatment at the Chicago Cancer Center, College of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Surgery of the University of Illinois at Chicago and on staff at Rush Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Prior to relocating to Chicago, he was Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of the Graduate Program in Oral Medicine, the DECOD (Dental Care for the Disabled) Program and was an attending in Oral Medicine at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at the University of Washington. He was on the medical/dental staff of the British Columbia Cancer Agency; and Head of the Department of Dentistry at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre; as well as on staff at other teaching hospitals in Vancouver, BC, and a Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.
He is currently Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Medical Director, Cancer Dentistry, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA and Medical Director, Dental Oncology Service, Division of Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA. He conducts a private referral practice in Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology.
Dr. Epstein has published in the area of oncology, infectious disease, facial pain and general areas of Oral Medicine, with more than eight hundred contributions to the literature in the form of papers, abstracts, textbooks, and book chapters.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Epstein has received research grants from E2Biologics and is a consultant for Galera Therapeutics.