Oral Cancer Screening, Oral ID HPV Infection Screening, Oral ID

At Bliss Dental we understand that so many cases and lesions remain undiagnosed may be due to limited access to oral care or lack of resources for dentist. Our team recognizes grave need to fill this gap thus come up with effective tools and innovative means to counter such conditions. Our doctors screen you for such conditions and if there is any suspicious lesion we take the sample and immediately send it for lab testing. Our clinic is partnered with forward science which is privately held biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas. The medical device company was founded with the goal of advancing oral healthcare through early discovery of Oral Cancer ,(OralID), diagnostics (CytID, PathID, hpvID, phID), and treatment options (SalivaMAX).

Here are some statistics to consider:

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  • Oral cancer kills one American every hour.1
  • Approximately 42,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013.1
  • In 2013, among the 42,000 diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States, 18,000 will not be alive in five years.2
  • Oral cancer's incidence rate has increased the last five years in a row.1
  • In 2007, oral cancer's incidence increased by 11 percent.1
  • The mortality rate for oral cancer has not changed significantly in three decades.1
  • Oral cancer's high mortality rate is due to late-stage discovery (Stage III and IV).1
  • The mortality rate for oral cancer is higher than the rates for cervical cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancer.1

HPV Infection

HPV is the cause of the fastest growing oral cancer population under the age of 45 and is responsible for a 15x increase in oral cancer diagnosis.

  • 40% of new diagnosis are YOUNG, NON-SMOKERS
  • 45,750 new cases of oral cancer of the oral cavity & pharynx
  • 57% 5-year survival rate for oral cancers
  • 69% of oral cancers are found in LATE STAGE
  • 8,650 deaths due to late diagnosis
  • 1 out of 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 out of 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • Men are 2x more likely to develop general oral cancers
  • HPV - related cancers are 6-7 time more common in men than women
  • Those with 6 or more oral sex partners are 8.6x more likely than those who have never had oral sex
  • Number of oral cancers has increased over a 7 year period, declined
  • HPV is transmitted through saliva, sexual and skin-to-skin contact