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Mouth Cancer Action Month
November is officially Mouth Cancer Action Month, a campaign by the Oral Health Foundation that aims to raise awareness of this devastating disease.
From 1-30 November, dental practices are encouraged to get involved by educating patients on the signs and symptoms to be aware of; and we are perfectly placed within our profession to be able to do this.
Practices who register will receive posters that can be displayed in the patient waiting areas, along with other resources like leaflets and self-examination checklists that can be purchased from the campaign's online store, here.
As a dental nurse you can play a huge part in oral health education, as patients will often feel able to approach you with their questions, so use Mouth Cancer Action Month as a means of raising awareness and potentially saving more lives!