long ago, a patient at NYUCD had the good fortune to be treated for
the early signs of oral cancer by Dr. Kerr and later wrote the following
letter to Dean Alfano.
Dear Dean Alfano,
During a routine checkup at New York University College of Dentistry,
white spots were found inside my cheeks. I was sent to Clinic 1B
to make an appointment to see Dr. Ross Kerr. A few days later, Dr.
Kerr did a biopsy and the result showed oral pre-cancer, which was
scary and devastating to me. I told Dr. Kerr that I did not smoke,
drink, use drugs or any medications, except mouthwash. I told the
doctor that I used mouthwash at least three times a day. Dr. Kerr
told me to stop using mouthwash, and to brush and floss only. I
followed his advice, and during my last visit, I got the best news
of the year. The white spots inside my cheek had disappeared and
no further biopsy was needed. I got my health back and I owe Dr.
Kerr my life.
I am writing this letter to let you know of the fantastic work Dr.
Kerr is doing. I am also grateful and thank the NYU College of Dentistry
for its free oral health screenings that are very helpful to the
people of New York City.