Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH
About Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH
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 cancer 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, a Thought Leader for Teethcloud, and part of the Triage Cancer Speakers Bureau. She was included in Dimenstions of Dental Hygiene's 14th Annual 6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know for her work with Side Effect Support.
Jill 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, the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative, and an inaugural member of the American Academy of Dental Oncology. Jill also provides educational and community relations services with Custom Dental Solutions.
MORE ABOUT SIDE EFFECT SUPPORT
Jill joins Leah from The TeleDentists to discuss Side Effect Support
Integration of Healthcare in Dental Practice, Conversations with People Making It Happen with host Dr Marc Cooper.
Today, the Six-Step Salute goes to Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH (Shoreline-Legacy Dental in Wisconsin) for catching thyroid cancer in a thorough extra oral screening on her patient Irene. Here is what they both dental professional and patient have to say:
What happens inside the mouth can affect the rest of the body. If these issues are addressed at the diagnosis, cancer patients wouldn't suffer from treatment side effects unnecessarily. Read more on pages 8-9.
Jill joins BURST tv to discuss the mission of Side Effect Support as well as some information and products helpful to people going through cancer treatment. . Learn more.
As I started my first job in dentistry, my mother received a breast cancer diagnosis and suffered horribly with oral side effects from chemotherapy. Her pain from severe dry mouth and mouth sores (oral mucositis) was dismissed by her oncology team as “just part of treatments.” She received no guidance on how to prevent or reduce her discomfort and there were no oral care strategies implemented to prevent long-term damage to her dental health. Read More.