About Jill Meyer-Lippert
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.
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 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, and earned a certificate in Oncology Management from the University of Southern Indiana.
She is the founder of Side Effect Support LLC, which is dedicated to helping cancer survivors manage short-term oral side effects and long-term damage to oral health associated with chemotherapy and radiation of the head and neck, and some targeted therapies.
Jill is a 2014 recipient of the Sunstar Americas/RDH Award of Distinction, a Regional Coordinator and member of the Registered Dental Hygienist Advisory Board for the Oral Cancer Foundation and part of the Triage Cancer Speakers Bureau.
She has been published in several print on online dental and oncology resources. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association and an inaugural member of the American Academy of Dental Oncology. She continues to practice in a general dentistry office in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
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