Sadly the world lost a great talent last week with death of drummer/ vocalist Levon Helm after long battle with throat cancer at Sloan Kettering that robbed him of his voice over the last 5 years and ultimately taking his life. Personally and professionally, I feel a huge loss. His music was iconic to me since high school and I had always enjoyed his performances. He was one of the classiest drummers in music.

As a dentist, it hurts to see anyone that suffers with their family with oral cancer. The information about oral cancer is abundant. No one can ignore it!

Have you been screened for oral cancer lately? With April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, give us a call for a complimentary Velscope screening. You may save your life or that of a friend or loved one. Do it for your self. Do it for your family!

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  1. Oral cancer screening techniques have advanced so much in the last few years. Thank goodness Flax Dental offers the most up to date science there is available. It it unbelievable that there are so many dental practices that are still using primative methods for oral cancer detection; it is so important to dicover the cancer in the early stages which is what the newer technology enables us to do.

    Comment by Edi on April 23, 2012 at 4:23 am

  2. The scariest thing in the world is hearing the word “cancer” in relation to your mouth. But scary isn’t an excuse to not get checked out. I’m grateful to my dentist. He checks EVERY time I come in for oral cancer. Get yourself checked today.

    Comment by mike f. on April 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

  3. Every patient deserves a high level CSI experience
    All conditions that affect the overall health of the mouth often affect the entire body
    We want things to be optimum so that people have a chance to live longer , chew better,and smile confidently for many added years in their life.

    Comment by admin on April 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  4. The question is… could early detection with our modern technology/techniques have prevented this? It is sooo important to go to a dentist that checks for oral cancer at least once a year using the early detection tools that are available now.

    Comment by Laura on April 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

  5. Possibly a bigger question is for Levon and many others:
    How often was he going to the dentist during his lifetime?
    Since he was smoker, his risks were higher too.

    While the technology helps speed up diagnosis….just showing up


    Comment by admin on April 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  6. Information on: Where can I find information on mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

    Comment by Gerd Bumler on April 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  7. The OralCancer Foundation has excellent information. The link is in the blog under “information about oral cancer”
    Be well and nicotine free

    Comment by admin on July 12, 2012 at 4:54 am

  8. @admin
    The OralCancer Foundation has excellent information. The link is in the blog under “information about oral cancer”
    Be well and nicotine free

    Comment by admin on July 12, 2012 at 4:59 am

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