Those of you who attended the Women in Dentistry Symposium last October in Branson Missouri heard a beautiful speaker, Eva Grayzel. Eva was diagnosed 18 years ago with Stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. She reminded us how many individuals think a dental check-up is about getting clean, pretty teeth, it’s a perk, but more important is that dental check-ups are about our oral health. It should include a thorough oral cancer screening and a periodontal exam.
You are the first line of defense in detecting oral cancer. Are you screening your patients? The Oral Cancer Foundation has great information and support for the dental community. http://www.oralcancer.org/dental/role_of_dentists.php
Edmonds Dental Prosthetics continues to help support The Oral Cancer Foundation through their Women in Dentistry Symposium.