Spring 2005 Table of Contents
Dr. Ross Kerr: The Right Person
for the Job of Consortium Chairman

Dr. Ross Kerr.
Not 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.