Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore
Dr. Stevenson-Moore has maintained a private practice since 1978. While doing so, he has become a leader in the prevention and management of the oral complications of cancer and cancer treatment. This work has included the development of protocols for the identification of dysplastic tissue and early cancers; the prevention of the breakdown of teeth (an unfortunate risk associated with several forms of cancer treatment); and the rehabilitation of patients with complex prosthodontic defects.
He was the first person to hold a position of leadership in dentistry and oral oncology in Canada, largely as a result of the significant incidence of oral complications recognized by oncologists at the BC Cancer Agency 35 years ago. His pioneering and leadership role there spanned 29 years, and has resulted in the creation of a department of oral oncology and dentistry that has set world class standards for cancer treatment and research. From its humble beginnings and under the leadership of Dr. Stevenson-Moore, the Agency now serves five, soon to be six, cancer centres in BC.