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Singing Competition & FREE Oral Cancer Screenings


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Anchorage, USA, April 11, 2016 – In Recognition of National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Health Centered Dentistry is doing its part to spread the word about this deadly disease. Beyond offering free oral cancer screenings through the month of April, Health Centered Dentistry (HCD) is partnering with Mao Tosi at the Northway Mall, the American Cancer Society, and Patterson Dental to host a special Health Fair/Singing Competition on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 11AM to 2PM at the Northway Mall.

 

Oral cancer is not as common as other cancers such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cervical cancer. However, the death rate is higher than those due to it being hard to diagnose and finding it too late in its development. There are approximately 49,000+ people diagnosed every year in the U.S.  Per the Oral Cancer Foundation, “It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day… Only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years.”

 

What was once considered an older generation disease is now being found in the younger population due to the presence of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Other risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing the disease include gender (oral cancer is twice as common in men as in women) and alcohol and tobacco use (80% of people with oral cancer use tobacco in the form of cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff)*.

 

The upcoming event on the 29th is meant to raise awareness amongst the community and offer screenings to those who may lack knowledge about or connection to resources about oral cancer, especially the poor working class and refugees. Our partnership with Mao Tosi is helping us to reach out to the minority community to involve them in the singing competition. Videos about the performers and the event can be found on Facebook at MaoTosiAKPride – www.facebook.com/maotosisakpride.

 

We look forward to serving our community on the 29th and we want to reach as many as possible. More information is available on our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/HealthCenteredDentistryAK.

Health Centered Dentistry was founded in 1992 by Dr. Burton Miller. A holistic approach to dentistry has been at the forefront of our operations. We believe that each patient deserves the best quality, most bio-compatible materials placed in their body. We offer many different treatment options which range from same day CEREC crowns to oral and IV sedation.

 

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