An oral cancer screening ‘can be lifesaving’

April 5, 2024

With oral and oropharyngeal cancers accounting for more than 58,000 new cancer cases each year in the U.S. , routine dental check-ups are more than about clean teeth and fresh breath, they “can be lifesaving.”

A patient sitting in a dental chair smiles while the dentist behind her is arranging dental tools for an exam.

Guarding against the silent threat of oropharyngeal cancer

March 28, 2024

A recent study stated that oropharyngeal cancer rates have now surpassed cervical cancer as the most common cancer associated with HPV in the country. Experts are urging a younger generation to be aware and seek treatment if there is a concern.

Dr. Ferrell examines a patient's mouth using a tongue depressor.