Chef’s Dentist Found Oral Cancer

I’m a chef and go to the dentist every 6 months. In October, my hygienist noticed an irritated area. I told her I bit my tongue. She mentioned that my teeth were sharp. In April when I returned, my tongue was still irritated. I told the dentist that I kept irritating the area coughing, sneezing, biting….and it just wasn’t healing. …

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Twisting and Turning Tongues!

I am a practicing hygienist of 20 years for Dr. Lee Warren in Boone NC. Our practice specializes in attention to detail. One evening, I was providing a routine prophalaxis on a 45 year old male patient. Upon my last round of flossing and recording my findings, I was prompted to look under his tongue. I found a large sunken …

A Six-Step Salute goes to Wayne A. Zipperlen!

The dentist I work for does a complete 6 step exam on every check-up visit. I’ve worked for him for 30 years. We have only had two patients that had oral cancer but both were able to have treatment. We have had several dysplasia patients caught in the very early stage or pre-cancer. I am proud to have been in …

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A Shout-Out to Dentist Aaron Bulleigh in OK

]In February 2009, I woke up with a painful lump in the floor of my mouth. I had just moved to a new town the year before and had no dentist. Dr. Aaron Bulleigh, came recommended. He wanted it biopsied ASAP, knowing it look suspicious. My dentist referred me to an oral surgeon, who was not on my insurance so I chose to see an …

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My Hygienist Alert

I visit my dentist 2-3 times each year and this healthy routine paid off for me in a big way. During one of my visits, my hygienist Kim Anzalotti, was performing an oral check as she does each time I see her. After Kim checked the inside of my mouth she started her usual probing of my neck area. She …