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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Early Detection Equals Higher Survival Rates

It is a disease that we give very little thought to, but oral cancer continues to be prevalent with approximately 42,000 Americans being diagnosed with oral cancer or oral pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person every hour. Of those 42,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half

After the COE is ‘DONE’

When it comes to patient records it is always best to be able to confirm that a clinical oral examination was done, but writing “COE done” in a chart is NOT enough. The Clinical Oral Examination (COE) should be thoroughly documented with a systematic approach and then placed in the patient’s chart. It is important to build patient history