How a Pennsylvania dental practice is making patients aware of Oral Cancer Awareness Month by Meg Kaiser
It’s the middle of the month, so by now everyone should be aware that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. To call attention to this important cause, many dental offices are going above and beyond the “normal” oral cancer exam by discussing the exam more thoroughly with patients, offering oral cancer education, and making donations to oral cancer awareness causes.
One such practice is Weaver Reckner& Reinhart Dental Associates, with offices in Souderton and Harleysville, PA. The dental teams of the practice recently teamed up with Oral Cancer Cause (OCC) – founded in 2013 by Linda Miles and Robin Morrison in memory of Charlotte Estep, Linda Miles’ sister-in-law, and Mike Collins, Robin Morrison’s brother – to help bring oral cancer to the forefront of people’s minds. Continue article on Dentistry IQ website.
In the month of April, with the help of our wonderful patients, we raised $2160 for Oral Cancer Cause, a nonprofit that supports families who have a member with oral cancer. Our practice donated $1 for each dental exam and we asked our patients to contribute as well. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated, and for helping us share the message of the benefits of early detection.