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Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including in Richmond Hill, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings for free to all patients.  

“We believe an oral cancer screening with Velscope is essential to our patients’ health and the new standard of care in dentistry,” said Roni Copeland, the  practice’s director of dental hygiene. “Velscope is proven to be one of the most effective means of screening for oral cancer.”

Oral cancer is most typically thought to be caused by smoking and tobacco use, but there are many other causes that are often ignored. A growing number of young adults have been diagnosed with oral cancer due to HPV. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.

For more information on the cancer screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 912-629-9000 or visit

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