Jannette Whisenhunt, CDA, RDH, BS, MEd, PhD, is chair of the Department of Dental Education at Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC) in Winston-Salem, NC. She has taught dental hygiene and dental assisting students for 26 years. Whisenhunt's research interests include oral cancer, infection control, and orofacial anatomy. She is an active member of the North
Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association and the North Carolina Dental Assistants' Association.
With the rising incidence of human papillomavirus-related oral cancer, dental hygienists must be prepared to help these patients maintain their oral health before, during,
and after radiotherapy treatment.