Approximately 54,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year, and roughly one person dies from oral/oropharyngeal cancer every hour. The disease is particularly dangerous because it can go unnoticed in its preliminary stages. Early detection is key, and, in many cases, dentists and hygienists are the first healthcare providers to identify early signs and symptoms. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and educate, screen, and refer patients with any suspicious lesions.
Volunteers Needed for Oral Cancer Screenings
Dental health professionals have a responsibility to educate patients and the public about oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Join in the fight by volunteering to help with free oral cancer screenings at the AGD2023 Scientific Session in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, July 21, 2023.
In order to perform oral cancer screenings at the event, dentists must hold an active dental license in Nevada, which they will be asked to submit a copy of, and provide proof of malpractice insurance. Out-of-state dentists; hygienists; dental students; and any other interested participants can assist with patient education and/or administrative duties.
There will be participation credit available for those performing oral cancer screenings. The AGD Foundation will provide fully equipped workstations for volunteers.
All volunteers who wish to provide oral cancer screenings are required to submit to the AGD Foundation a copy of their Nevada practice license and proof of professional liability insurance. These documents must be valid through July 21, 2023. Please send documents to the AGD Foundation at AGDF@adgcommunications.com or 136 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205.
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