Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 5

June 26, 2015

Happy Friday, Everyone! Here is my tip for oral cancer management in your practice today. Have a great weekend!

Tip 5 - Use a 50:50 Screening on Every Patient

I spend much time observing oral cancer screening in practice and often see the extra-oral component totally missing. In many cases, a lesion is not visible intra-orally but can be detected extra-orally through palpation of the cervical chain of lymph nodes. Oral cancer lesions are synonmous with an 'iceberg'. Often, what is visible on the surface is insignificant but what lies beneath is the killer. A full 50:50 intra:extra oral screening takes between 90 secs to 2 minutes to perform and may save someone's life and avoid you being faced with a litigious situation. Please contact Practices Made Perfect at for more information about oral cancer screening.