Wow, it seems like a busy week here!
First, WZZM 13 has asked me to be on Take 5 again this week Friday, April 15 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Since it is Oral Cancer Awareness month, I thought it would be fitting to speak on oral cancer. I’m also going to talk about the different oral cancer screening tools that I use in my office every day.
We use the Velscope oral cancer screening tool in my office. For those of you that have never seen it done, it is a small device that shines a special light in your mouth. If there are abnormalities, or abnormal cells, the light will reflect a different appearance. Should we find anything suspicious, we will then take the next steps to see if it is something to worry about.
Here is a picture of the Velscope:
Since oral cancer is such a serious thing, I am also holding a FREE oral cancer screening event on Friday, April 22 at my office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tell your friends! The screening will only take a few minutes, and could potentially save lives! No appointments are necessary, just stop in anytime that day.
Hudsonville Showcase! Stop by our booth at the Hudsonville High School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We’re planning some good giveaways, so stop by and say hello! Unfortunately, I won’t be there, but some of my fantastic staff members will be!
The Michigan Dental Association’s annual meeting is being held in Grand Rapids later this week. They’ve asked me to help out by being a speaker host for a number of the seminars. I will also be attending a number of seminars myself. Continuing education is so important for staying ahead of the changes in dentistry!
COOL NEW ITEM:
We are now an authorized provider for the Under Armour mouthguards! They have performance-enhancing mouthguards, as well as regular mouthguards for contact and non-contact sports. See below for more info.