Oral Cancer & Diagnostics
NYC bans smokeless tobacco at sporting events
March 23, 2016 -- Smokeless tobacco will be off-limits for players and patrons at New York City sporting events after city officials approved a ban on it at ticketed sporting events on March 22, according to media reports.
NIDCR awards $2M in grants to study e-cigarettes
March 14, 2016 -- The National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded seven research grants for studies that evaluate the effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) aerosol vapors on the oral cavity.  Discuss
Natural Dentist launches campaign about proper oral care during cancer treatment
March 10, 2016 -- Natural Dentist has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of proper oral care during cancer treatment.  Discuss
New drug show promise for head and neck cancer
February 26, 2016 -- U.K. researchers are testing a new drug, AMG 319, which could be used to treat head and neck cancers.  Discuss
Special Feature
5 misconceptions about oral and oropharyngeal cancer
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. Read more.
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