The Department of Oral and Facial Surgery will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 521 N. 11th St.
Those who are interested can call VCU Dental Care at (804) 628-0310 to schedule a screening. Walk-ins are also welcome.
April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer affects approximately 42,000 Americans each year and is responsible for 8,000 deaths annually. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that the death rate for oral cancer is greater than that of a number of other cancers including cervical, testicular, thyroid and skin cancers. Higher death rates are associated with oral cancer because it is difficult to diagnose and is often discovered at a very late stage. The common causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, excessive consumption of alcohol and more recently, the human papillomavirus (HPV). In a significant number of cases, oral cancer may be caused even in absence of the above factors, likely due to a genetic predisposition.
Routine oral examinations by dental professionals can help detect cancer and pre-cancer stages in a timely fashion. Early detection remains the best method of prevention of oral cancer. Early detection can cure oral cancer and saves lives.
Call VCU Dental Care at (804) 628-0310 to schedule a free oral cancer screening.
521 N. 11th StreetRichmond, Virginia 23298Room 101-D
The VCU Dental Hygiene Program will begin holding information sessions for all of those interested. We will be going over the basics of the program, as well as going over admissions requirements and the application process. We will do navigation through the website from beginning to end, highlighting the information that pertains to preparing for entry into our DH program. This is also a great opportunity to ask specific questions you may have. Access to clinic areas is limited to patients, faculty, students and staff in accordance with OSHA guidelines, but we will be able to tour the Dental Hygiene offices and classrooms.Our Spring sessions will take place:Monday, January 12 10:00-11:30 amFriday, February 13 2:00-3:30 pmMonday, March 2 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday, April 14 2:00-3:30 pm
Friday, May 1 2:00-3:30 pm
Please respond to email@example.com with confirmation of the date you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you all!
Prospective dental students: we're hosting an open house on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2-4 p.m.!
We'll go over the basics of the D.D.S. program as well as admissions requirements and the application process. And attendees will have a chance to tour the dental school facilities. Register online today at http://goo.gl/forms/xu6ydBnWmq.
Register online today for this FREE event!
Please contact Lindsay Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-628-2283 with any questions.