April was Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Click to watch Dr. John Reckner’s video about what it is like to have a painless and routine oral cancer exam.

“An oral cancer screening is a quick and painless part of your ordinary dental examination,” says Dr. John Reckner, F.A.G.D. “Although we perform cancer screenings all year long, in April we supported OralCancerCause.org, a national foundation that helps patients and their families undergoing treatment for oral cancer.”

This year the doctors at Weaver Reckner Reinhart Dental Associates made a donation of $2,000 to OralCancerCause.org on behalf of our practice.

Oral cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the U.S. and will be diagnosed in more than 40,000 Americans this year alone. When caught early, the survival rate can be as high as 90 percent. Dentists are the first line of defense against oral cancer. That is why we advocate for and provide our patients with bi-annual screenings. Being an Oral Cancer Cause partner lets us lend our voice to raising national awareness about oral cancer, and educate patients on the life-saving potential of regular screenings.