What dental professionals need to know about oral cancer [VIDEO]

Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry was formerly the group editorial director for Advanstar Dental Media and has more than 15 years of experience in the dental publications field. You can follow him on Twitter (@kgh23).

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, but Dental Products Report and Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, are quick to remind you that every month should be devoted to oral cancer awareness.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, but Dental Products Report and Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, are quick to remind you that every month should be devoted to oral cancer awareness.

As Anastasia discusses in the video, mentioning the "C word" (cancer) to patients is not a bad thing. Many dental professionals avoid saying "cancer" in front of their patients, yet it is important for your patients to know exactly what you're doing and how you are taking steps that could save their lives.

Communication between the dental team and patients is always important, and it's perhaps even more important during an oral cancer exam.

In this video, Anastasia gives you the basic statistics about the rise of oral cancer, discusses what you can do to screen for oral cancer if you don't work in a high-tech dental practice, and much more.

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