Like many Americans, you may be unaware of how serious this disease is; an estimated 43,250 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) has invited us to join them in their national screening campaign to increase awareness. An oral cancer screening is included as part of the examination Dr. Petrusha provides for all our patients at their periodic appointment with our hygienist. We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment. With your participation, we are dedicated to our part in reducing the death rate from this disease.