Often when we ask dentists and hygienists if they regularly perform an oral cancer screening they say emphatically, ‘Well, of course I do!’
Then, when we ask if that includes an extraoral head and neck screening, the answer is quite different. We’re all human and with the hectic schedule of a dental office, things do get missed occasionally. What we find, however, is that the head and neck screening is rarely a consistent piece of the dental hygiene exam.
I urge you to read this vulnerable and impactful article by one of our Lead Coaches, Kathryn Gilliam that outlines The Dental Professional’s Role in Head and Neck Cancer.
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