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December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Psoriasin: A New Biomarker in the Identification of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by M.R. Darling, BChd, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD; A. Hassan, BMedSci (Hons Pathology) Candidate; L. McLean, DDS. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Introduction Approximately 90% or more of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). These often begin as potentially malignant oral lesions such as a white patch (leukoplakia; Fig. 1), or red patch (erythroplakia; Fig. 2), 1 which progress to an

December 7, 2018 News News

Lymph Node Ratio May Predict Who Lives, Dies From Oral Cavity Cancer

by CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely to live and who is likely to die? The answer to this question could not only

December 3, 2018 News News

Health Experts Warn Oral Sex Could Lead to Mouth Cancer

by Chris Jones, Leicestershire Live

Health experts have warned that kissing and oral sex may in fact be a lead cause of mouth cancer. Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, said the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is being transmitted from person to

November 23, 2018 News News

Call for Free Dental Care for Mouth Cancer Patients, Put an End to Discriminatory ‘Tax on Cancer’

by Open Access Government

Following treatment for mouth cancer, patients are faced with a series of long-term oral health issues, that often result in complex and expensive dental work. The charity estimates that mouth cancer sufferers could face dental costs of up to £1,500.00 over five

November 15, 2018 News News

Researchers Detect Most Efficient Salivary Biomarkers for Detecting Oral Cancer

by Asociacion RUVID, Medical Xpress

Over 90 percent of malign tumours in the head and neck are originated from carcinomas of squamous cells that appear in superficial areas of the oral cavity. Their detection with salivary biomarkers can contribute to early treatment, before they transform

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Significant Trends in Global Oral Health and Oral Cancer: The Power of Cultural Oral Habits

by Sherry Priebe RDH, BDSc, MSc

Oral cancer is a serious disease and for dental professionals, the stakes are high. Detrimental cultural oral habits are deeply entrenched in today’s global societies resulting in greater potential for people to develop mucosal lesions and oral cancer. By learning

September 4, 2018 News NewsOral cancer

Sunstar Supports Release of Chairside Guide on Prevention and Treatment of Oral Cancer

by Sunstar, PR Newswire

Sunstar is proud to announce the launch of Oral Cancer: Prevention and patient management, an FDI World Dental Federation chairside guide for oral health professionals. The guide is supported by Sunstar and aims to mitigate the effects of oral cancer by

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

“I Have It… You Need It!”

by Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

There is no doubt that the world of dental materials and products changes almost as fast as the wind changes direction. Presently, the focus on products seems to be on intraoral scanners, in-office milling and 3D printing. But what about

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Life Saving Minutes: Introducing the North American ‘Check Your Mouth™’ Campaign

by Jo-Anne Jones

At the time of writing this article, the Check Your Mouth™ campaign is growing exponentially. The North American launch of the public campaign in February of this year has been a long awaited aspiration of the Oral Cancer Foundation and

March 28, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Canada Donates $20,000 to Canadian Cancer Society

by Henry Schein, Inc. 

Henry Schein Canada, the Canadian dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today that it has donated $20,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in support of its efforts to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life

March 9, 2018 News NewsOral cancer

Cancer Risk from Oral Precancerous Lesions Higher in Non-Smokers

by The University of British Columbia

Precancerous lesions in the mouths of non-smokers are more likely to progress to cancer than those in smokers, new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer has found. Although tobacco use is still one of the strongest

January 29, 2018 News Dental HygieneNewsOral cancer

CDHA Urges Hygienists to Remind Patients of Oral Cancer Screening

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

World Cancer Day (February 4) is a perfect time for dental hygienists across Canada to remind the public of the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, not only during dental appointments, but also now at home. The Canadian Cancer Society

January 1, 2018 News NewsOral & Systemic Health

85 Per Cent of Canadian Dentists Perform Patient Health Assessments

by Oral Health

Dental professionals are being held responsible for recognizing their patients’ areas of poor health, especially outside their mouths. In a recent survey conducted by Oral Health Group*, 85 per cent of dentists said they perform some form of health assessment

August 16, 2017 News NewsOral Health

ADA and MD Anderson team up for Oral Cancer Symposium

by The American Dental Association

WHAT/WHO: Working Together Against Oropharyngeal Cancer is a symposium at which experts associated with the American Dental Association (ADA), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and University of Chicago Medicine will address the

August 15, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Cases of Oral Cancers Caused by HPV Rapidly Increasing

by The Canadian Press

The proportion of oral cancers caused by the human papillomavirus has risen significantly in Canada, say researchers, who suggest the infection is now behind an estimated three-quarters of all such malignancies. In a cross-Canada study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical

April 4, 2017 News CancerDental CareNewsOral Health

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Hopes to Educate Public on Risks

by Vigilant Biosciences

According to a recent survey released today from Vigilant Biosciences, in collaboration with the Oral Cancer Foundation, HNCA and SPOHNC, more than 60% of consumers know very little or nothing about oral cancer – a disease that nearly 50,000 people

December 9, 2016 News AnnouncementNewsOral HealthPublic Health

More Warnings are Released About the Use of Electronic Cigarettes

by Oral Health

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a new report that presents research and policy recommendations on electronic cigarettes and their use among adolescents and young adults. The report, which was reviewed by 150 experts, highlights some of the risks associated with

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