Contact:Ellen Christie, Nassau Academy of Dentistry
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Free Oral Health Exams at Eisenhower Park, 5:30 pm
Saturday August 4th
Be Aware:Oral cancer strikes 34,000 Americans each year
(EastMeadow, NY) The Nassau Academy of Dentistry is offeringfree oral health screenings this Saturday in East Meadow, before and during Eisenhower Park’s 25th “Salute to Veterans concert. The oral cancer health screenings begin at 5:30 pm at the top of the hill of Lakeside Theater,before the 6:45 pm start of the ceremonies and concert, which is dedicated to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines. Oral Health screenings include a free dental health kit for the first 200 people,courtesy of Henry Schein Cares. Admission to the Park is free.
Oral cancer strikes an estimated 34,360 Americans each year, and more than 25% of Americans who get oral cancer will die of the disease. Seasoned dentists of the Nassau Academy of Dentistry will volunteer their time to provide oral cancer screenings this Saturday, as part oftheir mission to act as a source of information for the membership and the public, promote quality dental health care and continuing education, and tobe responsive to the changing needs of the public and the profession.
“It’s concerning to see the rise in oral cancer among our younger population, saidDr. Robert Trager, Oral Heath Awareness Chair, Nassau County Dental Society “ If we can save one life by detecting oral cancer in its early stages at these events, we as a Society of concerned dentists feel proud to have done so.”
Regular dental check-ups, including an examination of the entire mouth, are essential in the early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions.Knowing the risk factors and seeing your dentist for oral cancer screening can help prevent this deadly disease.
This year, volunteer dentists from the Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS) willprovide free screening to hundreds at various venues in the state includingthis event, and the next upcoming event at Belmont Park, October 5th. The Society has been providing this servicesince 1980 to raise awareness of the importance of regularly-scheduledcheck-ups, including oral cancer screenings. The Nassau Academy of Dentistry is a charitable,nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization headquartered in Garden City. The Academy, inpartnership with the Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS), boasts more than 1,400dentist members on Long Island. Many of our offerings are provided byprofessional dentists on a volunteer basis. For example, The Academy’s GiveKids A Smile program provides free dental treatment to some1,700 at-risk children a year.