mouth cancer action month

Mouth cancer rates in Wales are soaring: dentists can help

Public Health Wales has recently highlighted that mouth cancer rates in Wales are continuing to rise sharply; and worryingly many are not being diagnosed until the later stages. We know that dentists can play a vital role in detection of oral cancers, and evidence tells us that survival rates can rise from 50% to 90% if the conditions are detected early. In Wales, 854 people were diagnosed in 2012... »

Oral cancer rates in Scotland are rising: what can dentists do?

New stats from Cancer Research UK are highlighting the fact that oral cancer rates across the UK are soaring and we know that Scotland has a shocking problem when it comes to cancer mortality rates: Scotland has the highest compared to the rest of the UK. The European age-standardised oral cancer incidence rates for both men and women are significantly higher in Scotland, 16.8 per 100,000 compared... »

Tackling the rise in oral cancer, one consultation at a time

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month. It’s a month of focus to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of the disease among the public and importantly among health professionals to spot the disease and those most at risk. Dental professionals are uniquely placed to help tackle the current rise in oral cancer rates. A coordinated effort addressing prevention, public awareness and early recognition a... »

Interview: the fight against mouth cancer

In 2013, there were 7,591 new cases of mouth cancer. In 2014, 2,386 deaths were recorded due to the disease. However startling those figures may – or may not – be, what they don’t tell you is the 40% increase in a decade. Mouth cancer is one of the few variations of the disease on the rise, which makes our job ever-more important. Professor Mike Lewis and Dr Chet Trivedy answer questions about the... »

Young dentists’ update: changing workforce trends, patient communication and mouth cancer

The BDA Young Dentists Committee met this past month and one of the biggest issues discussed was the changing workforce and provision of oral health. It seems that fewer and fewer dentists are now practice owners within practices delivering NHS care. The previous trend of associates taking a stake in the practice they work in seems to have declined. The past few years have seen a downward trend in... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 4

Westcliff Dental Practice is located in Westcliff-on-Sea and serves the Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Thorpe Bay and wider Essex area. The practice was rebranded in 2012 and has been helping both NHS and private patients with all their dental needs for over 50 years. The team consists of seven dental surgeons, four hygienists, 10 dental nurses and receptionists. The practice hav... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 3

St Andrews Dental Care is a fully private practice based in West Hull. The practice has a very small close knit friendly team that have been providing excellent, professional dental care to patients for over 30 years in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The team understands that dental care can sometimes be a concern for nervous patients so they try hard to be different and make sure that the... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 2

Hillbrook Dental Health Centre in Birmingham is a combined NHS and private dental practice offering a wide range of treatments. The practice is located in a multicultural community and treats patients from many different backgrounds. The team consists of five dentists, a foundation dentist, a hygienist, a nurse and three reception staff. The practice have been members of BDA Good Practice for eigh... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 1

The Briars Dental Centre is a private dental practice consisting of six partners and two associate dentists with a dedicated, experienced and stable support team of 18. It’s been established in the heart of Newbury in West Berkshire for over 100 years. All dental specialisms are covered from this one location. What have you done to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month? As a highly ethic... »