Oral Cancer Screenings provided free at HFD

July 29, 2015

We are pleased to announce our 10 office locations in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina will now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings at no charge to patients of record and new patients at their scheduled dental exam.

“We believe an Oral Cancer Screening with Velscope is essential to our patient’s health and the new standard of care in dentistry. Velscope is proven to be one of the most effective means of screening for Oral Cancer. Velscope takes less than a few minutes to complete, is safe and comfortable for the patient, and ensures they are being screened for Oral Cancer in the most effective way possible! At Howard Family Dental, we believe every patient should be screened once a year,” said Roni Copeland, Director of Dental Hygiene for Howard Family Dental.

Oral cancer is most typically thought to be caused by smoking and tobacco use, but there are many other causes that are often ignored. There is a growing number of young adults that have been diagnosed with oral cancer, due to HPV. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.

To learn more about oral cancer or to schedule an appointment for a screening with a Howard Family Dental office near you, call (912)629-9000.

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Howard Family Dental is a part of Mortenson Dental Partners.

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