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From 3 to 6 October 2017, the International Association for Dental Research is organizing the 11 th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry (WCPD): Integrating multifactorial approaches towards prevention of oral cancer, dental caries, periodontal disease and other oral diseases. Overall goal of the conference is to develop oral health strategies including primary oral health care at national and international levels for better quality of life globally.

WHO is a co-sponsor of the 11 th WCPD to foster regional and international partnerships through the congress programme activities and networking sessions.

Our doctors and staff here at Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center are committed to providing the highest level of specialty care to our patients. Our doctors have seen thousands of patients over the past 40 years and will continue to provide top quality care. We here at Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center are sensitive to the needs of all patients, including those that adhere to a holistic or biological approach to their dental and healthcare needs. Your comfort and satisfaction is our goal.

For 18 months I saw dentists, oral surgeons, family doctors, ENT’s, and emergency medicine doctors (both in the USA and the UK). They all called it ‘burning mouth syndrome’ and prescribed antibiotics, mouthwashes and anti-fungal creams. After begging for a biopsy, I got the call – it was cancer. I had surgery on my tongue but no chemo, radiation or neck dissection was needed. It was 2005. In 2010, I had pain in the same area which was dysplasia and they performed laser surgery on the same spot to ensure they got it all. In 2012, I had the same complaint of pain and a new spot. Dysplasia was diagnosed again but required no further treatment. Two months later, I complained of a spot and discomfort. They lasered it again. We need more time and attention devoted to oral cancer research. My story is not over!

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