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Sharon Elad, D.M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 341-7177

Appointment: (585) 273-3833

Administrative: (585) 276-7443

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Sharon Elad, DMD, MSc, is a Professor of Dentistry at the University of Rochester, where she is Chair of the Division of Oral Medicine at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH), and a Principal Consultant for Hospital Dentistry at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Dr. Elad runs Oral Medicine services which are focused on the diagnosis and non-surgical management of medically-related disorders or conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. This includes oral mucosal diseases, complications of cancer or cancer therapy, burning mouth syndrome, and salivary gland disorders, among others.

Dr. Elad is the Head of educational courses for residents and students at EIOH focusing on oral medicine and dental management of medically complex patients. Dr. Elad has performed as the principle investigator of several studies, including multi-central multi-national studies, mostly in the fields of oral medicine, hematology and oncology. Dr. Elad has published widely on oral complications of cancer treatment, such as mucositis, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and chronic graft-versus-host disease, as well as dental management of these patients. One of Dr. Elad's topics of interest is the use of photobiomodulation (laser) therapy for oral diseases.

Along her career Dr. Elad was elected to several national and international roles. This includes being elected to serve as Co-Chair, and subsequently as the Chair of the mucositis study group (MSG) of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer / International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO). Currently, Dr. Elad is a board member of MASCC/ISOO, and a member of the MASCC/ISOO Guidelines Committee. Dr. Elad is among the select few who have received the Honorary Diplomate Award from the American Board of Oral Medicine.



DMD | Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/1996 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Oral Surgery at Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Journal Articles

Pukhalskaya T, Smoller BR, Becker M, Maly A, Zadik Y, Elad S. "Oral white lesion in patients post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a case series demonstrating the diagnostic dilemma." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2021 Jul 4; Epub 2021 Jul 04.

Yarom N, Hovan A, Bossi P, Ariyawardana A, Jensen SB, Gobbo M, Saca-Hazboun H, Kandwal A, Majorana A, Ottaviani G, Pentenero M, Nasr NM, Rouleau T, Lucas AS, Treister NS, Zur E, Ranna V, Vaddi A, Cheng KKF, Barasch A, Lalla RV, Elad S, . "Correction to: Systematic review of natural and miscellaneous agents, for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and Clinical Practice Guidelines - Part 1: vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2021 Mar 24; Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Elad S, Aljitawi O, Zadik Y. "Oral Graft-Versus-Host Disease: A Pictorial Review and a Guide for Dental Practitioners." International dental journal.. 2021 Feb 0; 71(1):9-20. Epub 2021 Jan 12.