At Kizer Dental Associates, we seek to provide patients access to the newest and most effective scientific screening and treatment. We use the Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening Device to screen for oral cancer. The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that one American dies every hour from oral cancer. Late detection is the primary cause that both the incidence and mortality rates of oral cancer continue to increase. As with most cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Tobacco and alcohol use are other major predisposing risk factors, but more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no such lifestyle risk factors. Scientists have recently established a connection between HPV viral infection in the mouth and the occurrence of oral cancer. To help keep you in the best of health, we provide an oral cancer screening in Germantown, Tennessee at each dental exam at our office. The Identafi oral cancer screening device uses multi-spectral fluorescence and reflectance technology to allow our experienced dentists, Dr. Kizer and Dr. Smith, to more easily identify abnormalities that may be cancerous. If needed, we will refer you to a specialist for further testing and treatment. We encourage you to discuss with us your questions related to oral cancer; call us today to learn more!