PANADENT SUPPORTS MOUTH CANCER SCREENING ACCREDITATION SCHEME
MONDAY 15TH JULY 2013
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- PANADENT SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER – DOMINIQUE GIGANTE
- MOUTH CANCER SCREENING ACCREDITATION SCHEME CONSULTANT – ELIZABETH LAVERACK
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One of the UK’s leading manufacturers, distributors and importers of dental products for dental surgeons and dental technicians, Panadent, is supporting the Mouth Cancer Foundation to sponsor a new life saving initiative. The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme calls for every dental practice in the UK to be carrying out a thorough head and neck examination as part of regular check-ups. The scheme is a ‘Two minutes to save a life’ screening protocol, which is a 10-point checklist that every dentist should be able to include in their routine examinations in order to increase early detection rates and save lives.
The scheme recognises dental practices that actively prove they carry out thorough head and neck cancer screenings and operate a clearly documented referral pathway with a local specialist department. It also rewards dentists and dental teams for their efforts in raising awareness of mouth cancer.
Awareness is integral to achieving early detection of head and neck cancers, thus saving lives. The Mouth Cancer Foundation will accredit dental practices that meet certain criteria and routinely participate in oral cancer screening. Full membership includes access to a dedicated section of the charity website and FREE 1 hour CPD element as well as a wealth of professional development and training modules suitable for all members of the practice team to ensure regular screening benefits practice patients.
Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Dr Vinod Joshi says “We are hugely grateful to Panadent who are joining Henry Schein, DPAS, ProDentalCPD and Apolline in supporting our initiative. Working together with such well known companies, will enable us to save as many lives as possible through earlier detection of head and neck cancers.”
Panadent’s Sales and Marketing Manager Dominique Gigante says “We are very excited to be working with the Mouth Cancer Foundation on their Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme. Thorough head and neck cancer screenings should be carried out by all dental practices in the UK. The scheme is a great way for the dental profession to let the public know that this is happening.”
The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme is open to any dentist registered with the GDC or any dental practice whose clinicians are registered with the GDC For more information please contact the Mouth Cancer Foundation via email@example.com or call +44 (0) 1924 950 950 for more information.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
The Mouth Cancer Foundation – mouthcancerfoundation.org
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity no. 1109298.
In the UK, nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with Mouth Cancer every year. Cancers can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips, and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus, and other sites in the head and neck area. In its very early stages, these Mouth Cancers can be easy to ignore.
1. An ulcer or white or red patch anywhere in the mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks
2. A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks
3. A difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue
5. A numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth
6. A feeling that something is caught in the throat
7. A chronic sore throat or hoarseness that persists more than 6 weeks
8. An unexplained loosening of teeth with no dental cause
Panadent – www.panadent.co.uk
Panadent’s mission is to supply products that allow dentists and dental technicians to provide same day service levels for bespoke restorative dentistry at reasonable prices, through CAD CAM automation, better more innovative materials, a team approach combining the expertise of technician and dentists and new techniques. To do this they combine unique education courses with their flagship products from VITA, SIRONA, DREVE and ADDENT.