Oral Cancer: Dentistry and the Oncologic Team

Patients diagnosed with oral cancer tend to mistakenly abandon their dentists for an Oncologic team comprised of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and potentially Surgical Oncology. While these specialists administer treatment for oral cancer, potential side effects in the mouth shouldn’t be overlooked. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS) recommends visiting a dentist…

Snapshot: Public Health and Oral Care

Given my background, I felt it’s appropriate to discuss oral cancer public health efforts for the first post. Amidst the uncertainty surrounding a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act, public health efforts have been minimally discussed. Healthcare is a (shaky) pillar of our GDP – roughly 17%. Key Stats: Healthcare accounts for about 17%…