HOUSTON - Aug. 22, 2018 - During the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibits in New Orleans, LA, the AGD Foundation continued its work to fight oral cancer. The AGD Foundation offered free oral cancer screenings to the public, hosted an electronic silent auction, and a baseball cap fundraiser to support future oral cancer initiatives. Oral cancer educational courses were also provided to the attendees.
The AGD partnered with Forward Science, a leader in the oral oncology field, to utilize the latest technology in oral cancer screening and provide hands-on educational courses. In efforts to find oral cancer, the AGD utilized the latest technology for screening. Forward Science's OralID. This is the second time the AGD has partnered with Forward Science at their annual meeting to perform OralID oral cancer screenings for the public. The last time was at AGD2014 in Detroit, MI.
AGD2018 course offerings also provided general dentists an opportunity to strengthen their oral cancer knowledge. Robert J. Whitman, MSE, co-founder and CEO of Forward Science presented two sessions of "Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer™" and Jim Weir, DDS, JD, oral pathology specialist, led a course Saturday afternoon, "What the Hell is That? Why Do We Get Cancer?"
"With the rise in oral cancer, it was an honor to partner with the AGD," said Whitman. "Education is the key to early discovery, but we have to put our education to use, and that is what the AGD did when they decided to host multiple hands-on oral cancer courses and to perform oral cancer screenings for the public. Together, we can change the trends of oral cancer, and the AGD has shown its dedication to the battle."
About Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of 39,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org (http://www.agd.org).
About Forward Science
Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. OralID, Forward Science's flagship product, is an award winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to visualize abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional white light examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued to focus on moving science forward in the oral healthcare industry by launching advanced diagnostic testing products (CytID, hpvID, phID, PathID) along with treatment options (SalivaMAX and SalivaCAINE). In addition to developing proprietary, state-of-the-art products, Forward Science has partnered with industry leaders to provide new and effective solutions to the oral community. Forward Science designs, develops, and manufactures their products in-house, ensuring the highest quality of standards coupled with superior customer service. Forward Science has quickly evolved into the industry leader for providing oral healthcare products worldwide.
To learn more about OralID, or any of Forward Science's products, please visit https://www.ForwardScience.com/ or call 855-696-7254