Dental hygiene students from collaborating Concorde College of Dental Hygiene awarded first place in California Dental Hygienists’ Association’s national 2020 Virtual Poster Session

Through the UCI Institute for Clinical Translational Science (ICTS) community collaboration initiative, Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith and her team closely collaborate with Concorde College of Dental Hygiene in Garden Grove.  Two Concorde Career College of Dental Hygiene students, having to complete their annual research project, worked with the UCI team to test their oral cancer detection probe.  The students evaluated the accuracy of hygiene students, hygienists and dentists in making specialist referral decisions for oral cancer risk based on clinical images, images using the prevalent diagnostic adjunct (Velscope) and images from the oral cancer detection probe. These decisions were compared to the gold standard – specialist biopsy and histopathology – and machine learning algorithm output.

Read more about Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith’s oral cancer detection probe and the UCI collaboration with Concorde College of Dental Hygiene in the News.