Understand that conversations about the risk factors for oral cancer may feel uncomfortable for both patients and their dental hygienists.
Avoiding uncomfortable conversations about risk factors doesn’t save lives. Click To Tweet!
It isn’t just cigarette smoking. Dig deeper and ask about e-cigs, hookah, cigar smoking lifestyle choices.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. It is a lifestyle risk factor. Your patients deserve to know this AND what symptoms to notice in their mouth.
Now that the initial conversation has begun, the next 3 actions are where training proves the most valuable.
Think of it as an extra-oral + intra-oral Tour de Tissue screening for health that may save your life.
Interested in a PDF “5 actions” check list to take to your dental professional click here
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