SUSAN COTTEN

RDH, BSDH, OMT


COURSES at VESPER INSTITUTE


ORAL CANCER SCREENING

It’s More Than Grasping The Tongue

Friday, September 8, 2023
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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OVERVIEW

Background & Bio

Susan Cotten BSDH, RDH, OMT, is the founder and CEO of Oral Cancer Consulting, and a passionate speaker, author, trainer, and oral cancer coach. Susan developed the “Cotten MethodTM” a dental practice office system and screening method designed for dental providers, teams, DSOs, who want more confidence in screening, reduce their risk of liability, and increase early detection.

Susan is the Dental Workgroup Lead for the Alliance for HPV Free Colorado, Oral Cancer Screening Coordinator for Colorado Mission of Mercy, and an RDH Advisory Board Member and Regional Coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation/OCF. In 2011, Susan was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” by OCF. Susan is the 2020 recipient of the Colorado Dental Hygiene Association/CODHA Ethel Covington award and a 2018 recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction and Outstanding Contribution award from CODHA.

In her 28 years as a dental hygienist, Susan has worked in private practice, in public health, in medical-dental integration as an Integrative Dental Hygienist, and completed advanced coursework in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She has organized countless free oral cancer screening events and volunteered with a Head and Neck surgeon providing free head and neck, oral, and oropharyngeal screenings for the homeless.

On a personal note, Susan enjoys watching college football, visiting the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, and is a former couples country dance competitor.

– imagery & bio courtesy of Susan Cotten, RDH

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Learn more about SUSAN COTTEN, RDH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oral Cancer Consulting:
    Owner
  • Alliance for HPV Free Colorado:
    Dental Workgroup Lead
  • Coulson Institute:
    Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine:
    B.S., Dental Hygiene
  • Oral Cancer Foundation:
    Regional Coordinator
  • Colorado Mission of Mercy:
    Oral Cancer Screening Coordinator
  • Denver Homeless Head and Neck Screening and Care Group:
    Member

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