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Early Detection Equals Higher Survival Rates

  • March 14, 2014

It is a disease that we give very little thought to, but oral cancer continues to be prevalent with approximately 42,000 Americans being diagnosed with oral cancer or oral pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing…

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After the COE is ‘DONE’

  • March 6, 2014

When it comes to patient records it is always best to be able to confirm that a clinical oral examination was done, but writing “COE done” in a chart is NOT enough. The Clinical Oral Examination (COE) should be thoroughly documented with a systematic…

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Why is the Adjunctive Device Important to COE?

  • February 28, 2014

Why do you need an adjunctive oral examination device in your practice? The answer to that is straightforward. An adjunctive device utilizing tissue fluorescence visualization picks up where the conventional clinical exam leaves off because it can help to detect…

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The Thriving Dentist Show Interviews Jo-Anne Jones

  • February 22, 2014

Jo-Anne Jones, Key Opinion Leader, for a number of corporations within the dental community was interviewed by Gary Takacs on The Thriving Dentist. The interview focuses on "how and why the incidence of oral cancer has changed over the past…

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Is the COE Part of Your Routine?

  • February 7, 2014

The conventional intra and extra oral head and neck examination is taught in dental and hygiene schools to screen patients for oral cancer and other oral mucosal disease. It normally consists of a visual inspection of oral tissue, or oral…

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Announcing the 2014 VELscope Sweepstakes

  • January 29, 2014

Are you thinking about or have you already introduced oral mucosal disease and cancer screening to your practice? Then it may be time to introduce you to the VELscope® Vx. The technology is designed to detect dysplasia and other lesions at…

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Tackling Tough Topics – Oral Health and SEX!!!!

  • January 23, 2014

Jo-Anne Jones is tackling the awkward topic of Sex and Oral Health in response to a new study released by the National Cancer Institute. The study cites rising statistics for oropharyngeal cancer and relates the increase to HPV occurrence in…

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Oral Health Screenings During Seattle Study Club Symposium

  • January 17, 2014

The discussion on oral disease and oral cancer is changing in response to the emerging data regarding occurrence, diagnosis and treatment. A number of health reports are indicating an alarming increase in oral disease and oral cancer, making ‘Oral Health…

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