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Dental School Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings to the Public, April 15

Each year in the United States, approximately 30,000 people are newly diagnosed with oral cancer. Columbia University's School of Dental and Oral Surgery will offer free oral cancer screenings on Thursday, April 15, to the public in Washington Heights and Harlem . Carla Pulse, assistant professor of clinical dentistry and an oral pathologist, is organizing the event.

"Many people are at risk for developing oral cancer," Pulse said. "Early detection is extremely important. We hope that by offering free screenings, we can broaden our reach and make sure people with the greatest risk receive the appropriate care."

The screenings will take place at two sites: SDOS Mobile Dental Unit, corner of 125th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.; SDOS Dental Clinic, Vanderbilt Clinic, 622 W. 168th St., 8th Fl., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Annie Bayne at 212-305-3900 or as862@columbia.edu, or call 212-305-4599.

Published: Apr 15, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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