Oral Cancer Awareness, Raising Funds for Oral Cancer Cause

“We will be donating $1 for every exam we do in April to Oral Cancer Cause, which supports families who have a member with oral cancer. We will be asking our patients if they want to join us and match the $1, then they can sign an OralCancerCause.org card with their name to hang on the wall in each office. We will also be educating our patients about oral cancer and what can be done to prevent and catch it early,” says Tara Ayers, Office Administrator. Weaver Reckner Reinhart Dental Associates is a Platinum Partner of the Oral Cancer Cause (OCC). As an OCC partner, we support the not-for-profit organization’s mission to improve the quality of life for oral cancer patients

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,” said Dr. R. Todd Weaver. “Being an OCC partner lets us lend our voice to raising national awareness about oral cancer, and educate patients on the life-saving potential of regular screenings.”

Watch Dr. John L. Reckner kick off Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and learn more about oral cancer screenings.