April 17, 2009
by Oral Health
|OralAdvanceTM Donations for Oral Cancer Screening Community Programs|
| PMI Labs (Perceptronix Medical Inc. Laboratories) are donating complimentary OralAdvance(TM) (http://www.oraladvance.com/) tests for the early detection of oral cancer to ‘Oral Cancer Awareness Day’ campaigns to fight oral cancer in British Columbia and Alberta. These programs will be hosted by community dentists Dr. Ryan Kaltio (http://drkaltio.com/) in Richmond, BC on April 17th, Dr. C. Ross Crapo (http://www.smilecenterofvictoria.com/) in Victoria, BC on April 24th and Dr. Michael Dolynchuk in Red Deer, Alberta on May 29th.
“PMI Labs are very proud to provide OralAdvance(TM) tests for these local, community-based programs that will help people in Canadian communities and raise awareness of oral cancer in support of April as National Oral Health Month (http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/cda/news_events/health_month/index.asp). We hope that these initiatives will grow to become standard practice nation-wide as part of a systematic oral cancer screening program that can save lives through earlier detection,” comments Dr. Bojana Turic, Perceptronix President and CEO.
The community-based programs will be providing interested residents in Richmond (BC), Victoria (BC), and Red Deer (AB) with complimentary oral cancer screenings using VELscope(TM) (http://www.velscope.com/), an oral tissue visualization device. Any areas that look like they may be pre-cancer will be sampled and assessed using OralAdvance(TM), an easy to use, highly informative test that will determine whether cells from the suspicious area have abnormal DNA content as a result of large-scale changes indicative of cancer or pre-cancer. If early cancer is indicated, treatment is straight-forward and patient outcomes are favourable with 5 year survival rates reaching 80-90%.
Appointments are required and reservations can be made by calling the numbers below:
Richmond, BC - April 17Dr. Ryan KaltioSte 500-6091 Gilbert Rd.Richmond, B.C. V7C 5L9Ph: 604-270-9988Victoria, BC - April 24Dr. C. Ross CrapoSte 206-4400 Chatterton WayVictoria, B.C. V8X 5J2Ph: 250-383-3368Red Deer, AB - May 29Dr. Michael DolynchukAppleway Dental At VillageVillage Mall13-6320 Gaetz Ave,Red Deer, AB T4N 4C6Ph: 403-347-6306