5 Things To Know About YOUR Oral Cancer Screening


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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Cervical Cancer, HPV, Oral Cancer: Education Is A Conversation

Education begins with a conversation. Cervical cancer survival rates have improved dramatically in the past 3 decades. Oral cancer has not. Why?


I believe an alliance must be formed by OBGYN and their team with dentists and their team in effort to save their patient’s lives. HPV is a risk factor for cervical cancer and oral cancer. What I find perplexing is how much resistance there is to have a discussion about prevention, risks and ask for screenings that can identify the current state of health. Early detection saves lives. Click this link for CDC facts on cervical cancer and HPV screening

View how a conversation can be started on this week’s vide blog; ask your dental hygienist about oral cancer screenings via technology and how HPV is a risk factor. 
It isn’t about sex; it’s about cancer.  


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