Why OCI?

Our Mission

Oral Cancer Initiative’s mission is to heighten awareness of the danger of oral cancer and save lives through screening events.

Our model is to act boldly and think big by offering large-scale free screening events to communities around the country through school districts, large corporations, and other organizations committed to the health of their communities.

The leadership of our distinguished Dental Advisory Board gives OCI the ability to disseminate the most up-to-date information to join the battle against oral cancer.

Our Goals


Our first goal is to increase the percentage of oral cancer examinations conducted by dentists and other medical professionals


Our second goal is to decrease the incidence of oral cancer through the combined efforts of our Dental Advisory Board, the Professional Dental Community, Nation-wide School Districts, and Fortune 500 Companies

Heighten Awareness

Last but not least, our third goal is to educate and encourage the public to ask their dentist for oral cancer screenings and to do self-exams in-between visits

Our Objective 

We will attain our goals through:

Offering free screenings to 100 school districts nationwide through 2021

Offering free screenings to corporations and organizations around the country.

Educating and informing the public to make sure they see their dentists regularly and ask for oral cancer screenings during every regular checkup

Increasing the percentage of dentists and other medical professionals that offer oral cancer screenings as part of their standard practice

Growing awareness of oral cancer and its risks by reaching millions of people around the United States through the OCI website, OCI social media platforms, and future promotions

Advisory Board 

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD - Co-Chairman

Fellow & Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry
​Former Board Member of Oral Health America

Gordon Isbell, III, DMD, MAGD - Co-Chairman

Past Chairman American Dental Association, ADPAC Board
Past President Alabama Dental Association

Luke Matranga, DDS, MS, MAGD, ABGD

Former President Academy of
General Dentistry
Former Executive Director of
Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry

Joel Harris, DDS, MS Orthodontics

Past Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dentistry, 1974 – 2016, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Judith A. Okun, D.M.D

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists

Matthew Ronconi, DDS, Orthodontics

Vice President of the Monterey Bay Dental Society

Robert O. Wolf, DDS, FAGD, FASDA

Specializing in Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics & Oral Surgery

Ebon K. Turner

National Sales Director VELScope

World’s #1 manufacturer of oral cancer screening devices

Crystal May

COO DevDent 

Developing Dentistry – innovating dentistry through advanced education, training, software & support

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