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June 8, 2022 Feature CancerOral HealthOral Surgery

Oral Cancer Prevention: An Important Free Learning Resource

by Richard Cook, BDS. FDS, PhD

The prevention of oral cancer has been a key topic in oral health care for many years, as many oral cancer patients still present de novo at an advanced stage, often thereby jeopardising their ultimate prognosis. Lesion size at presentation

April 11, 2022 Video CancerWebinars

HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers. Meet the Authors.

by Oral Health

With a dramatically increasing incidence of HPV-related head and neck cancers in North America, dentistry is the first aggressive line of defense, and now offense, in saving lives and protecting quality of life.  From this webinar, we hope that dentists

March 15, 2022 Feature CancerGeneral DentistryOral Health

Let’s Talk About HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer: Now What? Calling the Dental Team to Action!

by Cecilia Dong, DMD, BSc (Dent), MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Saranjeev Lalh, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Lee Darichuk, BSc, DMD, MDent, FRCD(C); Peter Spafford, MD, FRCS(C); James Yacyshyn, BSc, DDS, MASc; Cheryl Cable, BSc, DDS, MBA, Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Cert., FRCD(C)

Gone are the days when only tobacco and alcohol were the main risk factors that needed to be discussed with dental patients during head and neck cancer screening examinations. A widespread change in how patients are educated on prevention of

February 4, 2022 News CancerNews

OraCare Doubles Down with Dentists to Support Cancer Patients

by OraCare

In recognition of National World Cancer Day, OraCare is expanding the scope of its OraCare Cares program with an in kind donation to cancer patients when participating dentists purchase OraCare Rinse. Under the new initiative, called “Your Order, Their Relief”,

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

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

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

December 1, 2011 News Cancer

Chemotherapy and your mouth

by ken

A MUST FOR EVERY DENTAL OFFICE – thanks Seema…. SHARE IT AND CARE IT… http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/CancerTreatment/ChemotherapyYourMouth.htm Related articles Leukemia and Your Mouth (everydayhealth.com) What Foods Should Be Avoided During Chemo? (everydayhealth.com) Coping With Chemotherapy Side Effects (everydayhealth.com) The Side Effects of

May 23, 2011 News Cancer

Thyroid Cancer and Dental X-rays are Unrelated

by ken

From Worldental.org Many individuals believe that dental X-rays can increase the risk for developing thyroid cancer. However, here are a few things you should know right before you start dwelling on the same question: One of the most important things is

May 21, 2011 News Oral cancer

Curcumin effective against cancer – substance common in Thai, Indian, Indonesian and Caribbean cuisines

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid Staff Note – Turmeric has been used historically as a component of Indian Ayurvedic medicine since 1900 BC to treat a wide variety of ailments. Image via Wikipedia May 20, 2011 — A primary reason that head

May 6, 2011 News Oral cancerPathology

Fight the good fight – defeat Oral Cancer

by ken

From the International Oral Cancer Association Blog The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 35,720 new cases of cancer of the oral and pharyngeal region in the United States in 2009, with 7,600 deaths from the disease.1 

May 23, 2010 News Pathology

Oral Cancer Review

by ken

Almost all oral cancers start in the cells lining the oral cavity (the mouth). These cells, which are flat and scale-like, are called squamous cells. When a cancer begins in these cells, it is known as a squamous cell carcinoma.