Marie C. Latortue, DDS, MS

Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center (Affiliate)


Research Overview

Research Interest: Early Detection of Head and Neck Cancers Using Narrow Band Imaging

The five-year survival rate for patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC) has not improved over the past several decades. Despite advances in technology and treatment, the five-year survival rate remains constant at approximately 50 percent. Diagnosis of HNC is often at a late stage due to the symptom-driven nature of diagnosis; bulky lesions are typical at initial presentation. Identification of early lesions on the mucosal surface could allow diagnosis at an earlier stage. Narrow Band Imaging (NBI), using light filtered to bands of two narrow wavelengths may enhance visual identification of submucosal hypervascularity allowing identification of early stage neoplastic lesions.

Education

Haiti State University, School of Dentistry: DDS (1994-2000)
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health (2003-2005)
CDC: Center for Disease Control & Prevention Atlanta, GA: Internship 2005
University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dentistry: Postdoctoral Fellowship Training (2008-2011)
University of Connecticut Health Center Graduate Studies: Masters in Clinical & Translational Research (2009-2011)
New York University College of Dentistry Advanced Education in Prosthodontics: 2011-2013
Baylor University College of Dentistry: Assistant Professor (2014-Present)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emaillatortue@bcd.tamhsc.edu
Phone678.923.0497
Mailing AddressBaylor College of Dentistry
Texas A&M Health Science Center
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX