The Six-Step Screening for Dental Professionals

As important as providing a Six-Step Screening is educating patients about the early signs and symptoms of oral cancer.

Use the Six-Step Script: “ We provide a thorough oral health exam. It includes a Six-Step oral cancer screening.”
Offer a hand mirror to patients so they can watch you screen.
Perform a Six-Step Screening on all patients. Ask patients if it’s OK to palpate their neck.
Tell patients what you are looking and feeling for.
Be sure your patients know they have received an oral cancer screening.
Educate patients with the Six-Step Poster, Recare Cards and Goody Bag Cards.

Six-Step Screening Poster


Six-Step Screening Goodie Bag Postcard