We care about your overall health. Most people are surprised to learn that one American dies every hour from oral cancer. In fact, recent statistics published by the American Cancer Society indicate that while the incidence and death rates for cancers overall has decreased, oral cancer has increased by 5.5% and the death rate has increased by 1.5%. Equally surprising is that oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it is caught early. Oral cancer is far too often discovered in late stage, and treatments often results in disfiguring effects on patients which seriously compromise their quality of life. Early detection and diagnosis can make a tremendous difference in life expectancy; oral cancer is 90% curable when found in its early stages. Unfortunately, 70% of oral cancers are diagnosed in the late stages, III and IV, leading to a five-year survival rate of 57%.
At Ultimate Dental Studio, we offer a painless oral cancer screening that takes only a few minutes to complete and may be covered by your dental or medical insurance. Identafi uses technology that has proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the body. A oral cancer screening is important for all patients.