Get Your Dentist Office Involved in Oral Cancer Screening

Mikki332 Member Posts: 49
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
Forward this info to your dental husband was diagnosed with stage IVa scc of throat 1 day after his latest dental exam.....but the dentist did not even mention the large lump in his throat.....

Dear Dental Professionals,

April is approaching fast and during this month, multiple foundations, charities, teaching institutions, and treatment facilities are undertaking a national cooperative effort to raise oral head and neck cancer awareness. For 2011, we are going to extra mile to reach out to more dental professionals than ever before! From April 11th-15th, Dental Offices and Medical centers from all over will offer Free Oral Cancer Screenings. With Social Media as our platform, we would like to invite ALL Dentists and Hygienists to get involved with 2011’s Oral Cancer Awareness week.

It's easy to get involved! Just contact our office to sign up or sign up yourself on our website. We're already starting to receive screening events from Dental offices all over the country. This is a great way to help out your local community for early detection of oral cancers and also receive new patients. And when you sign up to participate in April's oral cancer awareness month, we will send your office educational brochures to hand out to your patients, buttons for your staff to wear and screening referral forms, at no cost to you. To sign-up your office online, visit: , or contact OCF at (949) 646-8000

Part of our mission at OCF is to raise awareness in the public about oral cancer, and to instill in them the knowledge that an annual OC screening is a dental visit that is non negotiable. As you are well aware, the dental communities are the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. Because oral cancer is on the rise, screenings to discover any potentially dangerous conditions in your mouth is of the upmost importance. The quickest growing division of the oral cancer community is young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to the HPV #16 virus.

For all that we do on a national level, it is only through partnerships with involved individuals such as yourselves, that we will make progress. We cannot do this without you. If you would like to get involved with Oral Cancer Awareness week contact the Oral Cancer Foundation today! We will provide participating centers & offices with literature on oral cancer, buttons for your staff, wristbands & more! In addition, you can feature your screening event directly on the OCF website, found here:

We look forward to developing a fruitful and long-lasing relationship with you.

Thank you,

Megan Cannon
Director of Operations
The Oral Cancer Foundation
(949) 646-8000


  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Hi Mikki
    Thanks for the heads-up I will be going to see my dentist on Thursday at MD Anderson so hope they are up to date on this and take a good look.

    Take care
  • buzz99
    buzz99 Member Posts: 404
    Oral cancer screening
    Our dentist does oral cancer screening but missed Buzz's base of tongue cancer. He has a special little light which is supposed to illuminate oral cancer. I don't think it works.
  • staceya
    staceya Member Posts: 720
    That was THE best website, I
    That was THE best website, I am forwarding the website as well as a few articles to my onc and dentist.
    Thanks so much for posting.