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Keep Calm & ADPIE: Unleashing Hygienists’ Potential

by Tracy Poirier, RDH, IMC™

Did you know that acronyms are actually very modern inventions? They were found to be in existence around World War 1, but were still not used very much until World War 2. The word “acronym” did not even come into

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Hindsight is 20/20: Missing the Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Amid our present-day pandemic, the disease of oral and oropharyngeal cancer once again has a much larger adversary. April has come and gone with very little focus on it being Oral Cancer Awareness Month. All attention understandably has been on

February 5, 2020 News News

Australian Dentists Issue Warning on Hazards of Betel Quid Chewing

by Bite Magazine

More and more dentists across Australia are seeing cases of oral cancer in patients who have brought the practice of betel quid chewing with them from their homeland, a practice which has the potential to affect thousands of migrants and

December 16, 2019 News News

Detecting Mouth and Throat Cancer Earlier and Easier With Novel Saliva Test

by SciTech Daily

A novel noninvasive technique may detect human papilloma virus-16, the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer, in saliva samples, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not

October 19, 2019 News CancerNewsOral Health

Abbotsford Hospital Fundraising For Cancer Dental Care

by CTV News

An oral cancer survivor from B.C. is speaking out to bolster a fundraising campaign to install a new dental suite for cancer patients at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Rosalyn Salanguit survived stage four cancer in her tongue, and despite doctors’ predictions

October 3, 2019 News News

ADA Expands Policy On Oral Cancer Detection To Include Oropharyngeal Cancer

by ADA News

The American Dental Association recommends dentists conduct routine visual and tactile examinations for oral and oropharyngeal cancer for all patients, according to a resolution passed by the ADA House of Delegates on Sept. 9. Resolution 65H-2019 amended the ADA policy

September 11, 2019 News News

NYU Duo Including ADA Member Dentist Receives Grant To Further Study Oral Cancer Pain

by ADA

An ADA member who founded the New York University Oral Cancer Center was among researchers who received a $2.5 million grant to study the role of the protein artemin in oral cancer pain and growth. The grant is from the

July 23, 2019 News NewsOral Health

12 Lakh Cases Of Oral Cancer In India In 2018: Why Dental Care Is Important

by The News Minute

Dental care and oral hygiene largely remains an undiscussed topic, with few people aware of the risks associated with poor dental hygiene. The National Oral Health Care Programme, which falls under the care of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

May 8, 2019 News News

Ontario Dentists Playing Bigger Role in Oral Cancer Detection: U of T Study

by U of T News

After examining data gathered in a first-of-its-kind provincial study, University of Toronto clinician-scientist Marco Magalhaes has a vital message to convey: Dentists in Ontario are detecting more cases of oral cancer and pre-cancer than ever before – and it’s saving lives. The study,

April 25, 2019 News News

HPV-Oral Cancer Link Spotlights Health Disparities Among Men

by AmeriHealth Caritas

An emerging new type of oral cancer in men has increased over the last 15 years.1 The culprit is human papillomavirus (HPV), and key social factors are contributing to its growth. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and with the ongoing

April 15, 2019 News News

Goccles® Early Oral Cancer Screening Device Announced Winner of Edison Award

by Lanmark 360

Pierrel Pharma S.r.l. received recognition from the Edison Awards™, a prestigious organization known for acknowledging innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the global economy, for its advanced, early oral cancer screening device: Goccles®. The FDA-approved medical device is used in combination

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

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