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Dr. Dennis Abbott. is the founder and CEO of Dental Oncology Professionals (DOP), an oral medicine practice dedicated to the dental and oral health needs of those living with cancer. Dr. Abbott received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Rice University in Houston and graduated with honors from Baylor College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Abbott studied immunology, microbiology and oral medicine at the School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Abbott is also a member of the dental oncology medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and serves as a consultant to the national American Cancer Society in the development of oral monitoring guidelines for post-treatment cancer survivors. Dr. Abbott’s recent research interests include bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and xerostomia in patients with cancer and, in previous years, was awarded both the Dentist Scientist Award and the National Research Service Award by the National Institutes of Health.