The most extreme scenario is missing oral cancer. During checkups dental professionals perform cancer screenings to look for possible signs of oral cancer.
Oral cancer cases are rising at an alarming rate in the country. Tobacco consumption including smokeless tobacco, betel-quid chewing, excessive alcohol consumption, and unhygienic oral conditions are some of the risks for a higher incidence of oral cancer.
If the public is going to be educated and aware of HPV and its association with head and neck/oropharyngeal cancer, it will come from dental professionals.
A southwestern North Dakota dental practice has started using VELscope, a revolutionary device using LED light sources to identify abnormalities down to the bone. That deep look can help detect problems much earlier than just a glance.
Smoking, chewing tobacco and nicotine-based products may be perceived as ‘cool’ for some. Tobacco is a widespread epidemic costing millions of lives worldwide.
53,000 people are newly diagnosed with an oral or oropharyngeal cancer.
The death rate from oral cancer is about 43%.
In this VELscope Vlog Hero Spotlight, Sonya Dunbar, the Geriatric Tooth-fairy tells us why regular oral cancer screenings & early detection is key for all ages! Everyday Hero – Sonya …...
In this VELscope Hero Vlog Spotlight, Dr. Julia Heinrich, shares her story of an oral cancer survivor patient, and how detecting early with VELscope saved his life. Everyday Hero – …...
In this VELscope Hero Vlog Spotlight, Susan Cotten, RDH shares her oral cancer journey with her favorite patient, the transformative trajectory, and her Cotten Method of Screening. Everyday Hero – …...
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) are the experts for diagnosing and surgically treating pathology of the head, neck and mouth.