Why dental practices aren't screening for oral cancer [VIDEO]

June 18, 2014

Kevin Henry, group editorial director for Dental Products Report, talks with Dr. Dennis Abbott about why dental practices aren't screening for oral cancer and what dentists and dental team members can do in this battle against the deadly disease.

Kevin Henry, group editorial director for Dental Products Report, talks with Dr. Dennis Abbott about why dental practices aren't screening for oral cancer and what dentists and dental team members can do in this battle against the deadly disease.

Abbott explains dentists are in a position to sometimes see patients more often than physicians, and to truly know and talk to patients -- the perfect position to protect them from oral cancer.

Then, with this ease of access, what are the biggest road blocks to dental practices completing oral cancer screenings? And why are some practices not screening their patients?

Dr. Abbott explains below: