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November 26, 2021 News CancerNewsOral Health

Mouth Cancer: Routine Dental Check-Up Saves Woman’s Life

by BBC

A woman said her dentist saved her life after a persistent sore throat turned out to be mouth cancer. Martine Clark, 60, is now in remission after she was encouraged to have her symptoms investigated following a routine check-up. Ms.

November 15, 2021 News CancerNews

Plymouth Man Thanks Dentist for ‘Saving My Life’

by BBC

A man has thanked a dentist for “saving my life” after a routine check revealed cancer in his mouth. John Sanders, 55, from Plymouth was being checked by dentist Jasleen Batra when she found a lump in his mouth. He

Red-stained smile in adolescent from daily use of BQ. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Prior.
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral cancerOral HealthPeriodontics

Oral Cancer as a Result of Betel Quid Use: An Interventional Analysis of Betel Quid Prevention and Cessation in Papua New Guinea Adolescents and the Role of Dentists as Global Citizens

by Meagan J. Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN, MN, CSRS, NP(c); Jordan M. Mackenzie, BSc, DDS IV

Ared-stained smile, often observed in Asia-Pacific populations, is the hallmark of betel quid (BQ), a carcinogenic seed chewed by an estimated 600 million people globally (Ping-Ho et al., 2017). This practice is deeply rooted in Asia-Pacific culture; however, BQ is

May 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dental School Researcher Gets Approval To Begin Clinical Trials For Cancer Therapy

by Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A company founded by Rutgers School of Dental Medicine researcher Scott Kachlany received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat cancer patients with a therapy based on Kachlany’s discovery that a protein produced by an oral bacterium can

October 2, 2020 Feature CancerOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Coping During COVID: How Charity, Cancer, and Coincidence Brought These Dentists Together

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM; Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BA, DDS

Michael Carabash Ontario Dental Lawyer, Practice Seller, DMC LLP “It was a Valentine’s day I’ll never forget,” recalls Michael Carabash. “I was visiting Dr. Ron and Vicky Giedraitis at their practice. The conversation somehow turned to Vicky’s elective double mastectomy.

July 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Gum Disease Linked to Higher Risk for Gastric, Esophageal Cancers

by Healio

A history of gum disease appeared associated with significantly elevated risks for two types of gastrointestinal cancer, according to prospective study results published in Gut. Multivariable analyses showed individuals with periodontal disease were 43% more likely to develop esophageal adenocarcinoma and

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March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Use of Photobiomodulation for Oral Mucositis in Patients Receiving Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center Experience

by Annette Quinn, RN, MSN; David Clump, MD; Karen Holeva, MS; Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO

Introduction Oral mucositis (OM) is an acute complication resulting from chemoradiotherapy in the management of head and neck malignancies causing pain, decreased oral intake, risk of infection, and modifications to a patient’s treatment regimen. Over the last decade, the prevalence

January 31, 2020 News News

Mother Whose Tooth Crumbled Due to Chemo Wants Free Dental Care for Cancer Patients

by Metro

A mother whose tooth started crumbling as a result of chemotherapy has started a campaign for free dental care for cancer patients. Michele Solak-Edwards, 56, was ‘completely floored’ after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to undergo

December 8, 2019 News News

Dentist With Breast Cancer Helping Fellow Chemo Patients With Dental Care Packages

by ABC Action News

While Apollo Beach dentist Danoosh Amrooei battles breast cancer, she’s also helping fellow chemo patients by handing out 500 dental care packages at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Riverview. Amrooei is the dentist who didn’t want to brush her teeth. “After

November 7, 2019 News News

Dentists Help Social Media Influencer Treat Oral Effects Of Cancer Treatment

by ADA News

Quendella Davis was only 13 years old when she conquered nasopharyngeal cancer after enduring 36 treatments of radiation and chemotherapy. While Ms. Davis is now cancer free, the radiation therapy left her oral health in disarray. “I was 21 years

October 31, 2019 News Oral Health

Paid 60 Seconds to Save a Life

by Pierrel Pharma

Oral cancer is one of the few oral diseases encountered by the oral health team that has significant morbidity and premature mortality. Tobacco products, alcohol consumption and sun exposure are the most recognized risk factors, but the incidence of Human

September 10, 2019 News News

Longmont Dental Practice To Hold Auction For Child Battling Cancer

by Daily Camera

When someone is affected by a serious disease, it’s only natural for family to spring to their aid. But Maira Arellano, a dental hygienist at Longmont Dental Loft had more than just her relatives supporting her after her 2-year-old son

August 2, 2017 News DiseaseNews

Common Gum Infections Linked to Many Cancers in Women

by Lisa Rapaport, Reuters

Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as periodontal disease, serious infections in the mouth that are

November 18, 2016 News CancerDentalNewsOral Health

Autofluorescence has Important Role in Screening for Oral Cancer

by Oral Health

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: LMD) is pleased to announce the results of a meta-analysis on the clinical use of autofluorescence to assess its accuracy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral potentially malignant disorders