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Abbotsford Dentist Free Oral Cancer Screening Initiative This Weekend

Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental as seen in Abby News

Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental Offering Free Oral Cancer Screenings this Sunday

In case you missed it your Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental was featured in the Abby News today for our Free Oral Cancer Screening event happening this Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

You can read the article on Abby News’ website by CLICKING HERE

Or Here is Everything you need to know about Clayburn Dental’s initiative.

Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental is proud to be hosting the 2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY ORAL CANCER SCREENING INITIATIVE – In Support of An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer and BC Cancer Foundation.

Early Detection Saves Lives

In honour of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, CLAYBURN DENTAL will be offering free oral cancer screenings to the community on SUNDAY APRIL 13TH from 10am to 2pm at 400 – 3033 Immel St. in Abbotsford, BC. In addition Clayburn Dental has been offering free oral cancer screenings to their patients April 1st-14th and donating $2.00 per screening performed to BC Cancer Foundation in support of An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer. Their goal is to raise $2,000 through these screenings.

Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Globally, over 300,000 new cases are identified each year. More than 500 British Columbians will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.

Who should get screened?

Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects are from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.

What are the risk factors?

There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16and the same one, which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. The quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to this virus.

Early Indicators:

  • Red and/or white discolouration of the soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Any sore which does not heal within 14 days.
  • Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time.
  • A sensation that something is stuck in you throat.
  • Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue.
  • Ear pain which occurs on one side only.
  • A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.
  • A lump or thickening which develops in the mouth or on the neck.

An oral cancer screening should be conducted every year, so take advantage of this free offer and get screened today. Call Clayburn Dental at 604-852-8487 for more info on the complimentary screening.

For more information on oral cancer please visit www.bccancerfoundation.com or www.oralcancerfoundation.com

For information on An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer please visit www.conqueroralcancer.com

TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE BC CANCER FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF AN EVENING TO CONQUER ORAL CANCER PLEASE CLICK HERE

By : Stephen Wall/April 10, 2014/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Abbotsford Dentist Blog – Oral Cancer Screenings

abbotsford dentist clayburn dental 604-755-1145Abbotsford Dentist Blog – Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Early Detection Saves Lives   

In honour of Oral Health Month, Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental will be offering free oral cancer screenings on Sunday April 13th from 10am to 2pm at Suite 400-3033 Immel St  Abbotsford, BC  V2S 6S2. Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 100 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.

In addition Clayburn Dental will be donating $2 to the BC Cancer Foundation in support of An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer for every screening performed between April 1st and 15th, 2014.

Who should get screened?

Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects are from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.

What are the risk factors?

There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), which is now the leading cause of oral cancers in the US, and the same one, which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. The quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to this virus.

Early Indicators:

Red and/or white discolourations of the soft tissues of the mouth. 

Any sore which does not heal within 14 days. 

Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time. 

Advanced Indicators:

A sensation that something is stuck in you throat. 

Numbness in the oral region. 

Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue. 

Difficulty in swallowing. 

Ear pain which occurs on one side only. 

A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.

A lump or thickening which develops in the mouth or on the neck.  

An oral cancer screening should be conducted every year, so take advantage of this free offer and get screened today.  Call 604-852-8487 for details about this complimentary community screening day Sunday April 13th 10am to 2pm. Screenings will be conducted on a first come first serve basis.

For more information about Clayburn Dental’s Community Screening Initiative, An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer or the BC Cancer Foundation please CLICK HERE.

By : Stephen Wall/April 03, 2014/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Patient Appreciation Draw

Patient Appreciation Draw

Every month during the 2013-14 Canucks Regular Season we will draw one patient’s name to win a pair of Canucks tickets!

How to Enter to Win:

  • Come in for any scheduled dental service
  • Look for the ballot box on the front counter
  • Enter your name to win
  • You can enter every time you have an appointment!

The only rule is that you must be a patient at Clayburn Dental. Good Luck!

Upcoming Draw Dates:

  •  Friday Feb 21st  for Canucks vs St. Louis Feb 26th Section 122, Row 10, Seats 109-110, $294 Value
  •  Tuesday Mar 25th for Canucks vs Anaheim Mar 29th Section 101, Row 18, Seats 109-10, $378 Value

Here’s a Video of a past draw!

By : Stephen Wall/February 17, 2014/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Free Dentist in Abbotsford

FREE Dentist in Abbotsford June 20th, 2014 from 8am to 5pm.

We are proud to announce that Clayburn Dental will be offering a day of free dentist in Abbotsford on June 20th, 2014 from 8am to 5pm.  This is the day when we give back to a community that has been so wonderful to us.

Patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis and a choice of filling, extraction, or cleaning will be performed for those 18 years or older who can’t get dental care elsewhere.

ARRIVE EARLY – REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7:30AM.  It is recommended that all patients who wish to be seen arrive early, dress appropriately for the weather and bring chairs, blankets, water, snacks, etc as they may be outside waiting to be seen.

FIRST 75 PATIENTS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE SEEN!

For more info please contact Stephen Wall at swall@clayburndental.com

Clayburn Dental is located at Suite 400, 3033 Immel St. Abbotsford, BC V2S 6S2

See our event listing along with other Dentistry from the Heart events HERE

Free Dentist Abbotsford

By : Stephen Wall/January 13, 2014/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

July 2013 Abbotsford Dentist Newsletter

A look at what’s going on at Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental.  This month we take a closer look at the link between oral and overall health and share tips on how to avoid periodontal disease.  We also announce our summer contest, “Tell us YOUR Clayburn Dental Smile Stories” for a chance to win an iPad Mini!  Plus we discuss if you have damaged, missing or discoloured teeth how crowns can help bring back your self confidence.  We hope you enjoy the July edition of our Abbotsford Dentist Newsletter.  We hope you have a happy and safe summer!

By : Stephen Wall/July 11, 2013/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More
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