Dr. Herve Sroussi, Expert on Oral Mucosal Lesions, at U of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry

Dr. Herve Sroussi has joined the U of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Allen W. Anderson Faculty Dental Practice. Dr. Sroussi brings an expertise in mucosal lesions, soft tissue examinations, and biopsy procedures to the practice.
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CHICAGO - April 26, 2013 - PRLog -- Dr. Herve Sroussi, Associate Professor and Chief of Oral Medicine, Department or Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has also joined the College’s Allen W. Anderson Faculty Dental Practice. Dr. Sroussi brings an expertise in mucosal lesions, soft tissue examinations, and biopsy procedures to the practice.

         The Anderson Faculty Dental Practice provides a facility for faculty of the College to practice dentistry. It is open to the public for oral healthcare and for referrals by outside dentists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. All practitioners are faculty, and no dental students practice in the facility.

         Dr. Sroussi’s research interests include mucosal immunology/inflammation, oral manifestations of HIV, and leukocyte migration.

         “Dr. Sroussi’s scope of practice is very specialized,” explained Kimberly Fasula, Director of the Anderson Faculty Dental Practice. “There are few places in the State of Illinois where patients and referring healthcare practitioners have access to this level of expertise.”

         “There is an unmet need for dentists and other healthcare professionals to have access to an expert in mucosal lesions to see their patients,” Dr. Sroussi explained. “Many professionals don’t know that they can refer patients with mucosal lesions here and have them seen quickly.

         “Sometimes lesions can require immediate attention; it’s important to discover the presence of a precancer or small cancerous lesion as soon as possible,” he added. “When the practitioner sees a patient with a lesion, trying to find someone to refer the case to may be difficult.”

         The field of Oral Medicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of oral soft tissue lesions, and Dr. Sroussi is one of the few Diplomates of the American Academy of Oral Medicine in the Chicago area.

         “Many lesions inside the mouth may be chronic or inflammatory conditions or diseases that may require life-long management,” Dr. Sroussi explained. “I not only perform diagnosis, but also can design a management plan. We try to minimize the visits, but sometimes we have to see the patients on a regular basis in order to adjust their medication and make sure they are as comfortable as possible.”

         Dr. Sroussi has been practicing Oral Medicine for more than 15 years. “I’ve focused my oral health practice on the areas of soft tissue diseases,” he said.

         Dr. Sroussi earned his DMD at the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1994. At the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), he earned a PhD in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Oral Medicine in 2004.

         At UCSF, he trained under the tutelage of Drs. Deborah Greenspan, Sol Silverman, and Francina Lozada-Nur, internationally known experts in oral manifestations of HIV, oral cancer, and oral mucosal inflammatory diseases.

         To refer a case to Dr. Sroussi, contact Fasula in the Anderson Faculty Dental Practice at (312) 996-5513 or kfasul1@uic.edu. The UIC College of Dentistry is located at 801 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612.

 The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is celebrating its 100th year as a college of the University of Illinois in 2013 with special events throughout the year under the theme “A Proud Past, A Brilliant Future.”         -30-
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