Dr. Silve Stephen, DDS
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Early Detection
Posted by : Dr.Silve Stephen
 

When found early, oral cancer patients have an 80 to 90 % survival rate. Unfortunately 40% of those diagnosed with oral cancer will die within five years because the majority of these cases will be discovered as a late stage malignancy. (see stage description in Oral Cancer section)

Oral cancer is particularly dangerous, because the patient may not notice it in its early stages. It can frequently prosper without producing pain or symptoms. As a result, Oral Cancer often goes undetected until it has already metastasized to another location.

Oral Cancer – Who does Oral Cancer Screening?

Dentists, Periodontists, Hygienists

Most oral cancer screenings are done by a Dentist or Hygienist

Periodontists routinely screen for oral cancer on all new patients

A routine “recall” exam usually includes a visual search for lesions and abnormal structures in the oral cavity

It is estimated that 60% of the patients visiting a dentist get screened at least once a year

At Designer Smiles Dentistry, we care for you. We offer free Oral Cancer screening with your cleaning.


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Dr.Silve Stephen

Dr.Silve Stephen

Dr. Silve Stephen, the founder and owner of Designer Smiles Dentistry, is a graduate of the New York University School of Dentistry. Building relationships with patients and co-workers, being a part of the community, refining and perfecting the “art” of dentistry, helping people relieve pain and transforming smiles are just a few reasons why she loves what she does. Her primary focus areas are Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry.

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