5 misconceptions about oral and oropharyngeal cancer
June 9, 2017 -- Screening of every dental patient older than 18 for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is a must, writes Jo-Anne Jones, RDH. Taking the time to screen each patient can make an impact on oral cancer survival rates. However, dentists and oral healthcare professionals have a few common misconceptions about these cancers.
ADA, MD Anderson partner to prevent oral cancer
May 5, 2017 -- The ADA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are partnering to develop programs that will increase oral cancer prevention and detection.
How do oral disorders affect your patients' lives?
April 18, 2017 -- When patients come to your office with oral lichen planus, actinic keratosis, erythroplakia, or another oral potentially malignant disorder, they may be experiencing physical and psychological distress in addition to pain. A new study examined how these disorders can affect patients' lives.
CDC: 4% of U.S. adults have high-risk oral HPV
April 10, 2017 -- New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 4% of all U.S. adults ages 18 to 69 have a form of HPV that puts them at an increased risk for head and neck cancers.
Are e-cigarettes more harmful than regular cigarettes?
March 31, 2017 -- Electronic cigarettes have been touted by some as being safer than regular cigarettes. However, research presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting links e-cigarette use with potentially harmful microbiome changes and the risk of periodontal disease.
Survey: Only 29% of patients screened for oral cancer
March 31, 2017 -- Only 29% of U.S. patients reported being screened for oral cancer at their last visit to the dental office, according to a new survey released by the Oral Cancer Foundation, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, Vigilant Biosciences, and Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer.
2017 Dental Excellence Award winners honored
February 24, 2017 -- CHICAGO - On the exhibit floor at the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, DrBicuspid.com honored the winners of the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards.
Oral cancer cases in men projected to increase in 2017
January 9, 2017 -- The number of new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx in men is expected to increase to more than 35,000 in the U.S. in 2017, according to a report on cancer mortality published by the American Cancer Society. The number of new cases of these cancers in women is expected to remain around 14,000.
DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards 2016 finalists
December 12, 2016 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists chosen by our readers for the 2016 Dental Excellence Awards. We want to thank the hundreds of readers who participated in the voting.
U.S. surgeon general: E-cigarettes are a public health threat
December 8, 2016 -- E-cigarettes are now considered a public health threat, particularly to youth and young adults, according to a new report from the U.S. surgeon general.
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Aspirin can help battle head/neck cancer
Aspirin appears to offer significant protection against head and neck (HNC) cancer, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. Regular aspirin use was associated with a 22% reduction in HNC and seems to be particularly effective in preventing laryngeal cancer. Read more.
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