Well there are some great prizes on offer from both the Mouth Cancer Foundation and one of its sponsors DPAS.  Be in with the chance of winning free membership to the new Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme which officially launches at the BDA Conference or an iPad mini courtesy of DPAS.  Find out how by visiting either stand C1/C4 or H02 or download the DPAS flyer

Delegates who visit the MCSAS, Henry Schein and DPAS Stands will be given the opportunity to take part in a competition to win free membership to the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme worth £200.  They will have to fulfil the terms and conditions of the scheme in order to be eligible for the prize. 

Although thorough mouth cancer checks take just 2 minutes and should be performed at least once a year during routine examinations, it is suspected that some dental practices are still not doing them. We are therefore launching a new life-saving initiative, the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme, to raise awareness amongst both patients and dental practices.

The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme will recognise dental practices that demonstrate a visible commitment to increasing public awareness of mouth cancer screening to all patients and to establish a documented referral pathway with a local specialist department.

We want to recognise the efforts of one of our regular fundraisers who works tirelessly for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. In 2012, Kerry Small from the Midlands raised over £700.00 and this year plans to reach a target of £2000.00. Kerry, along with her sister and friends will be climbing Mt Snowdon in June. No mean feat considering their fear of heights!

As mouth cancer is on the rise around the world, we are pleased to see that our colleagues at the Oral Cancer Foundation echo our mission to increase early detection of head and neck cancers by encouraging dental practices across the United States and Canada to offer free mouth cancer screenings for at least three hours one day during the month to people in their communities.