Jostock Dental, PLLC is striving to be a leader in oral cancer prevention!
Here are some stunning facts about oral cancer:
More than 35,310 new cases of oral and pharyngeal cancers will be diagnosed in the United States in 2009.
Embarrassingly, dental professionals are ALONE among health professionals who screen for cancer with their hands and eyes.
58% of people who are visually diagnosed with oral cancer will not survive.
27% of all new oral cancers are occurring in young adults with no history of smoking or drinking. Many of these cases stem from HPV(human papilloma viruses), which are also responsible for cervical cancers.
Our goal in our practice is to address oral cancer by early detection using more advanced tests to screen for cancer. As current research is showing this problem has become more and more serious as many other types of cancers have over the years, the American Cancer Society and the American Dental Association advise each patient over 17 years of age to have a comprehensive oral cancer screening, which includes a diagnostic testing aid, twice a year.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (586) 978-8233 and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.