Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

Oct 27, 2013 10:07:19 AM

A big thank you to our Boger Dental team that supported the 3rd Annual Walk/Run for the Twin Cities.  The event is sponsored by The Oral Cancer Foundation.  Dr. Chad Boger, Dr. Joe Madden, Michelle Sensat and Natalie Christiensen graciously took time out of their weekend to support this wonderful cause.  At Boger Dental, we are at the forefront of detecting oral cancer.  We have the distinct advantage of seeing much more than a physician would be able to detect.  Generally, we are seeing patients 2-4 times per year versus an annual physical visit to your physician.  At each dental hygiene visit, both your Dentist and Dental Hygienist are completing a thorough oral cancer screening.  If we do see a lesion that looks suspicious, we are working very closely with the referring oral surgeons to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.

Oral cancer is on the rise , approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013.  This is the fifth year in a row in which there has been an increase in the rate of occurrence of oral cancers, in 2007 there was a major jump of over 11% in that single year.  The Oral Cancer Foundation has a very informative website that we would encourage you to look at www.oralcancer.org  If you should ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk with your Dentist and Dental Hygienist.

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