July 09, 2021 1060 Main Street Suite 201, River Edge, NJ, 07661
Dr. Robert Convissar
6 Credits $545
One person every hour of every day dies from oral cancer. The five year survival rate is less than 50/50. Why? Because we as professionals do not do all we can to diagnose oral cancer at its earliest stage, when the 5 year survival rate can be as high as 80%.
With the technology on the market today, there is no reason for a dentist to miss an early diagnosis of a lesion. There are many excellent diagnostic tools to help dentists perform complete oral cancer exams. Once a lesion is discovered, what's a dentist to do? Biopsy! Over 80% of all soft tissue biopsies are performed by oral surgeons. The biggest reason for general practitioners not performing this essential service is lack of sufficient training in the simple techniques for soft tissue biopsy.