Oral & Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening for Today’s Population

Oral & Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening
for Today’s Population

Updated & Coming Soon!

Release date: spring 2023

The survival rate associated with cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx has not significantly improved in decades. Late-stage discovery is one of the most prominent contributing factors with close to 70% of oral cancers found in later stages, which considerably impacts the 5-year survival rate.

An obstacle to earlier discovery is the emergence of a very common virus, human papillomavirus (HPV), which is fueling a rise in cancers in the posterior areas of the oral cavity and the oropharynx. This type of cancer is challenging to visually discover and is predominantly affecting younger males without the historical risk factors.

This presents a dire and critical need for the dental hygiene profession to be equipped with the skill set and education to provide clients with an effective extraoral/intraoral screening examination. Direct knowledge translation to clinical practice is the cornerstone of this online program providing the learner with the resources to successfully implement the acquired knowledge.