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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Longtime patients know that our dental professionals perform routine oral cancer screenings when you come in for your regular exam and cleaning appointment.  Of interest per the ADA (American Dental Association) website:  “It’s estimated that approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2017.”  More information about oral cancer and the top risk factors can be found here. Important things to know per this article – men are at a higher risk, it tends to strike those 55 and older,  and as might be expected, the risk is higher for those who use tobacco products, especially chew.  What you might not know, though, is that 7 out of 10 individuals diagnosed with oral cancers are heavy drinkers.  Take time this month to educate yourselves on this disease.

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Mark T. Albers, D.D.S.
Mark Albers, D.D.S. has been our family’s dentist for over 20 years.  He has performed numerous procedures for us.  From doctor exams during routine cleanings to crowns, he has such a gentle touch!  Dr. Albers and his staff are friendly, professional, and considerate.  I appreciate that they value their patients’ time as I seldom wait to be called back to the chair.  I also appreciate the fact that Dr. Albers regularly attends professional seminars and seeks continuing education on the latest techniques and innovations.  His expertise is apparent.  We would never consider going anywhere else.

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Mark T. Albers, D.D.S.
2155 Hollowbrook Drive
Suite 20
Colorado Springs, CO
80918

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