Alpharetta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 21, 2017
Stonewalk Family Dentistry Offers Complimentary Oral Cancer Screenings with VELscope.
As part of its mission to help bring more awareness to patients and the public about the risk of oral cancer, Stonewalk Family Dentistry is offering a free oral cancer screening to patients using VELscope, a non-invasive oral cancer screening device. April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and Stonewalk Family Dentistry wants to ensure patients are aware of the risk and take regular measurements for early detection. In 2016, an estimated 49,670 adults in the United States were diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer.
The more educated patients are about oral cancers, the better their chance at survival. Some of the risks that increases the chance of developing oral cancer are tobacco use, frequent and heavy consumption of alcohol, prolonged sun exposure and human papillomavirus (HPV).
“Though oral cancer isn’t one of the most well-known cancers, it is still very dangerous and, left undetected for too long, can be fatal just like any other cancer,” said Dr. Barnett of Stonewalk Family Dentistry.
Anyone who schedules an appointment during the month of April can take advantage of this complimentary screening using VELscope. The VELscope unit is a hand-held scanner and is completely non-invasive. The device emits a harmless, soft blue light that causes tissue to fluoresce and helps detect tissue abnormalities that can’t be seen simply by looking without the device. To schedule an appointment, call (770) 766-9651 or visit http://www.StonewalkDentistry.com.
Blackford Dental Management manages 23 dental practices and three dental groups within the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia. Blackford Dental Management’s mission is to continuously provide growth and support through operational excellence and outstanding management, infrastructure and service towards creating a rewarding experience for our partners and their patients.
Contact: Armando R. Yanez
Chief Marketing Officer, Blackford Dental