Jill began her dental career in 1992 as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist. At the same time, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Helplessly watching her mother suffer horribly with oral side effects from chemotherapy, she developed a strong interest in the oral concerns of cancer survivors.
VIDEO - DUwHF #1183 - Jill Lippert
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Jill earned her degree and became licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1994 and continued to pursue knowledge to help this very underserved area of cancer care. After losing her father to Hodgkin’s Disease in 2005, she developed an enhanced level of motivation to act and do more. Jill created a volunteer program providing oral care kits with product samples and patient education at a local oncology department from 2006 to 2012.
She earned a certificate in Oncology Management from the University of Southern Indiana. Jill and her husband are the owners of Side Effect Support LLC (www.sideeffectsupport.com), which is dedicated to helping cancer survivors manage short-term oral side effects and prevent long-term damage to oral health associated with chemotherapy, radiation to the head and neck, and some targeted therapies.
Jill is a 2014 recipient of the Sunstar Americas/RDH Award of Distinction, a member of the Registered Dental Hygienist Advisory Board for the Oral Cancer Foundation, and has been published in several dental and oncology publications. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, the American Dental Hygiene Association and the American Academy of Dental Oncology.