Dennis M. Abbott, DDS

General Dentistry focusing on Dental Oncology, Researcher
  • The Boston Oral Cancer Seminar
  • Los Angeles Oral Cancer Seminar
  • Dental Oncology: Bridging the Medical/Dental Gap

Dr. Dennis Abbott, DDS presents international lecture topics that revolve around a simple belief: patients are more than their conditions or diseases. The oral cavity is the gateway to a total wellness approach of medicine that begins to address patients as people with complex and interconnected needs. His passion lies in the continued pursuit of bridging the medical and dental gap through an in-depth understanding of the oral/systemic health link. Dr. Abbott’s oncology-based wellness presentations have been tailored for dentists, physicians, hygienists, patients, survivors and caregivers.

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About

Dennis M. Abbott, D.D.S. is the founder and CEO of Dental Oncology Professionals (DOP), an oral medicine practice dedicated to care for the unique dental and oral health needs of individuals battling cancer. Inasmuch as the oral side effects of modern oncology therapies can cause intraoral sores, pain, and infections that can significantly reduce quality of life, DOP is committed to helping patients manage and overcome such obstacles so that cancer treatments can be continued according to schedule, proper nutrition maintained, and a high quality of life enjoyed before, during, and after cancer therapy.Dr. Abbott holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Rice University in Houston, and is an honor graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Abbott studied immunology, microbiology, and oral medicine at the School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition to private practice, he is a member of the dental oncology medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Abbott also serves as a consultant to the national American Cancer Society in the development of oral monitoring guidelines for post-treatment cancer survivors.

Dr. Abbott has most recently conducted studies focusing on bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and xerostomia in patients with cancer. He is the previous recipient of the Dentist Scientist Award and the National Research Service Award, both granted by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Abbott is a guest author for many national dental publications on the subject of dental oncology and is a sought-after lecturer by various international companies on the topics of dental oncology, oral cancer, the role of oral health in systemic wellness, and antioxidants and oxidative stress in the oral health care of patients with cancer.

Upcoming Events

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Lecture Schedule for Dr. Dennis Abbott, DDS:

  • January 15, 2016
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Seattle Study Club (SSC)
    Brought to you by:
    Seattle Study Club

    February 5, 2016
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    Delta Study Club (SSC)
    Brought to you by:
    Middle Tennessee Society of Advanced Dentistry

    March 3-5, 2016
    Pasco, Washington
    Eastern Washington Medical-Dental Summit
    Brought to you by:
    Eastern Washington Medical
    www.tchealth.net

    March 22, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    Dallas County Dental Society

    April 15, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    Dental Health for Arlington

    April 22, 2016
    Missassauga, Ontario, Canada
    Seattle Study Club (SSC)
    Brought to you by:
    PA Study Club/SSC

    June 11, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    Baylor Scott & White
    Event:
    Men’s Health Screening Event
    Roberts Tower, BUMC
    8:00AM – 11:30AM

    July 12, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    Cancer Support Community
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Patients & Survivors

    August 11, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    Southwest Dental Conference
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    September 21, 2016
    Somerville, New Jersey
    Brought to you by:
    Summers Study Club (SSC)
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Understanding Oral Health with Cancer

    September 23, 2016
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    October 12, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    Dallas Study Club (SSC)

    October 14-15, 2016
    Frisco, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    American Academy of Dental Oncology
    AADO
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    AADO Certification Level 2 Seminar

    October 28, 2016
    Minnesota
    Brought to you by:
    City of Lakes Study Club (SSC)

    November 5, 2016
    Wisconsin
    Brought to you by:
    Awareness Continuing Education Program Wisconsin
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Why the Dental Hygienists MUST Be Part of the Cancer Care Team

    November 18-19, 2016
    Santa Monica, California
    Brought to you by:
    Santa Monica Seattle Study Club

  • February 6, 2015
    Asheville, North Carolina
    Henry Schein Dental
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    February 11, 2015
    Antioch, California
    Delta Study Club (SSC)
    Brought to you by:
    Delta Study Club & East County Oral Surgery Group
    East County Oral Surgery Group
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: The Importance of Oral Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

    March 5-6, 2015
    Pasco, Washington
    Eastern Washington Medical-Dental Summit
    Brought to you by:
    Eastern Washington Medical
    www.tchealth.net
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Collaborative Lecture. Topic TBD

    March 20, 2015
    Ohio
    Seattle Study Club (Hygiene) Ohio
    Brought to you by:
    Seattle Study Club
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    March 27, 2015
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    April 16, 2015
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Brought to you by:
    After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Mentors
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology in Breast Cancer
    7:30PM – 8:30PM

    April 17, 2015
    Alabama
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    April 24, 2015
    Maryland
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    May 1, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    May 8, 2015
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    June 19, 2015
    Los Angeles, California
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    June 24, 2015
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    July 17, 2015
    Sacramento, California
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    July 24, 2015
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    August 14, 2015
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    August 28, 2015
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    September 19, 2015
    Dallas, Texas
    Brought to you by:
    5th Annual American Academy of Oral Systemic Health Scientific Session
    American Academy of Oral Systemic Health
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Bridging the Medical/Dental Gap for Better Cancer Care
    3:30PM

    October 2, 2015
    San Jose, California
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    October 9, 2015
    Utah
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    October 16, 2015
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    October 20, 2015
    New York City, NY
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    October 23, 2015
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

    November 6, 2015
    Massachusetts
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    December 4, 2015
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar
    8:30AM – 12:30PM

  • January 9, 2014
    Greenville, SC
    Greenville South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
    Brought to you by:
    Greenville South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
    South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    The Role of the Dental Hygienist on the Cancer Care Team

    January 10, 2014
    Greenville, SC
    Seattle Study Club Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    Seattle Study Club
    Seattle Study Club
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: The Importance of Oral Health Care Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

    January 11, 2014
    Greenville, SC
    Greenville South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
    Brought to you by:
    Greenville South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
    South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    The Role of the Dental Hygienist on the Cancer Care Team

    February 2, 2014
    Boston, MA
    Yankee Dental Congress
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Yankee Dental Congress
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    The New Face of Oral Cancer

    March 14, 2014
    Wilsonville, Oregon
    The Oregon Dental Association
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    April 4, 2014
    Denison, Texas
    The Texas Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    May 9, 2014
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas County Dental Hygiene Society Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Dallas County Dental Hygiene Society
    Dallas County Dental Hygiene Society
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    The Role of a Dental Hygienist on the Cancer Care Team

    May 16, 2014
    Elmhurst, Illinois
    The Illinois Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    May 30, 2014
    Denver, Colorado
    The Colorado Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    July 15, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
    The Toronto Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    July 18, 2014
    Newport, Rhode Island
    The Rhode Island Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    August 1, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    The Texas Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    September 12, 2014
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    The North Carolina Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    September 24-26, 2014
    St. Louis, Missouri
    The 2014 American Academy of Systemic Health (AAOSH) Scientific Session
    Brought to you by:
    American Academy of Systemic Health (AAOSH)
    AAOSH.org
    Dr. Abbott will be the Keynote Speaker at this Session

    October 3, 2014
    Seattle Study Club

    Rockwall, Texas
    The Rockwall Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Dental EZ and Karen Williamson, D.D.S., P.A.
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    October 9, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
    Seattle Study Club Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    Seattle Study Club & PerioSciences
    Seattle Study Club Local Events
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: The Importance of Oral Health Care Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

    October 14, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Fort Worth District Dental Society Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    The Fort Worth District Dental Society
    Fort Worth District Dental Society
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Understanding Oral Health Needs Along the Cancer Journey

    October 17, 2014
    Nashville, Tennessee
    The Nashville Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    October 24, 2014
    New York, New York
    The New York Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    November 7, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
    The Texas Oral Cancer Seminar
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer: From Screening to Survivorship

    November 10, 2014
    Plano, Texas
    Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
    Brought to you by:
    Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Meeting
    SPHONC
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Topics in Lung Cancer

    November 14, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
    Toronto Academy of Dentistry 77th Annual Winter Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Toronto Academy of Dentistry
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Understanding the Unique Oral Health Needs of Patients with Cancer

  • January 2013
    Dallas, TX
    Southwest Dental Conference
    Brought to you by:
    Dallas County Dental Society and Dallas Dental Hygiene Society
    Dallas County Dental Society
    Dallas Dental Hygiene Society
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Being Part of a Cancer Care Team

    August 23, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Texas Dental Association
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Identafi-ing Oral Cancer

    September 4, 2013
    Webinar
    Brought to you by:
    Dental EZ
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    So I’ve Identified Oral Cancer…Now What?

    September 18, 2013
    Englewood, CO
    Texas Dental Association
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    September 20, 2013
    Oklahoma City, OK
    OK State Dental Hygiene Convension
    Brought to you by:
    OK State Dental Hygiene Conv.
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology for RDHs

    October 1, 2013
    Modesto, CA
    Seattle Study Club Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    Seattle Study Club/PerioSci.
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Antioxidants in Dental Oncology

    October 4, 2013
    West Chester, OH
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Identafi-ing Oral Cancer

    October 8-9, 2013
    Sartell, MN
    Seattle Study Club Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    Seattle Study Club/PerioSciences
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Antioxidants in Dental Oncology

    October 11, 2013
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Identafi-ing Oral Cancer

    October 18, 2013
    Tulsa, OK
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    October 30, 2013
    Indianapolis, IN
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    November 1, 2013
    Waltham, MA
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    November 6, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    November 15, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    November 20, 2013
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    November 21, 2013
    Calgary, Alberta Canada
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

    December 4, 2013
    New York, NY
    Greater New York Dental Meeting
    Brought to you by:
    Henry Schein & Dental EZ
    Henry Schein Dental Event Connect
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    The New Face of Oral Cancer

    December 13, 2013
    Sandy, UT
    Brought to you by:
    Schein Wellness
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Oral Cancer Seminar

  • January 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    Brought to you by:
    Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygiene Society
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Being Part of a Cancer Care Team

    April 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Cancer Community Support Center of Dallas
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: The Importance of Oral Health Care Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

    July 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Thyroid Cancer 4th Texas/Southwest Survivors’ Workshop
    Brought to you by:
    ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc
    Thyca.org
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology & Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

    September 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    Brought to you by:
    Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygiene Society
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Making Dental Oncology Part of Your Practice

    September 2012
    Tyler, TX
    Patterson Dental Night
    Brought to you by:
    Dental EZ Group & Patterson Dental
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    ‘Identifi-ing’ Oral Cancer

  • September 2011
    Plano, TX
    Plano Cancer Institute
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Dental Oncology: Caring for the Unique Oral Health Needs of Patients Battling Cancer

    September 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas Dental Hygiene Society
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Salivary Antioxidants and Oral Health: Does Topical Supplementation Help?

    September 2011
    Webinar
    Brought to you by:
    DentalAnxioxidants.com
    DentalAnxioxidants.com
    Dr. Abbott’s Presentation:
    Using Topical Antioxidants in the Treatment of Severe Xerostomia, Mucositis, and Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
    (Presented as a segment of a webinar on Salivary Antioxidants and the Science Behind Topical Antioxidants in the Oral Cavity)

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