January 30, 2024.
2023-24 NCOHC Schweitzer Fellows Disha Thakkar and Pinar Adimci Doganci were selected to present at the 2024 American Academy of Oral Medicine Conference April 17-20. They will be discussing their Schweitzer project which they are leading under the guidance of their academic mentor, Dr. Iquebal Hasan, UNC Oral Medicine Clinic. The Fellows are helping women get diagnosed earlier by looking at the oral symptoms of autoimmune diseases like painful ulcers and chronic dry mouth so patients can begin treatment. They are also training health care providers and community health workers to increase awareness of the oral symptoms of these diseases.
Disha Thakkar and Pinar Adimci Dognaci are UNC Adams School of Dentistry students, Class of 2024.