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Irvine Dentist Offers Screenings During Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Irvine, California, April 3, 2017
Oral cancer kills nearly one person every hour and dentist Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. knows that early detection can save lives. The Oral Cancer Foundation has designated April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. All month long Dr. Gonzales is offering free oral cancer screenings at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, located 113 Waterworks Way, Suite 220, Irvine, CA 92618.

Early detection of oral cancer is most important and can improve treatment success rate. Symptoms include persistent red ulcers, sudden tooth mobility without apparent cause, unusual oral bleeding and prolonged hoarseness. The professionals at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine are trained to screen for common oral cancer symptoms.

Dr. Gonzales feels strongly about prevention and has been offering oral cancer screenings for years. Free screenings are available all month long in April. An appointment is required and can be secured by calling our Irvine office at (949) 727-0777.

About the Doctor
Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. is the owner of Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine. He is board certified Dentist in California and Nevada. He taught TMJ Therapy for the Loma Linda Institute and Emergency Medicine and IV Sedation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. In addition, Dr. Gonzales is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Dental Implant Institute, Dental Organization for Conscious, Sedation, Hispanic Dental Association, International Association for Orthodontics, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Latin American Institute of Dental Research and Education, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Nevada Dental Association and Orange County Dental Society. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and served in the United States Army and is a Vietnam War Veteran.

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Free Oral Cancer Screenings Offered During the Month of April

The Oral Cancer Foundation has designated the entire month of April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month and encourages people to get screened. Oral cancer is the largest cancer group that falls into the head and neck cancer category. Nearly 48,250 people in the US alone will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer can be found in the back of the mouth and on the lips.

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer will be diagnosed in about 132 people each day in the US alone, and one person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. Factors that increase the risk of oral cancer are smoking and tobacco use, heavy alcohol intake, a history of significant sun exposure and exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16).

During the month of April, Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine is providing free screenings to current and new patients. The goal of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer and precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage when cancerous lesions are easiest to remove and most likely to be cured.

Call (949) 727-0777 for your free screening at or request an appointment online at

Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine provides general, cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry. Doctors Thomas Gonzales DDS and Jimmy Tran DMD are licensed and highly trained in oral conscious sedation and provide a safe and relaxing option alternative to regular dentistry. Patients who fear the dentist can relax knowing they can safely get their treatments completed while they nap with sedation dentistry. Patients know they can trust Dr. Gonzales and Dr. Tran because they communicate with them through every step of their treatments.

Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine
113 Waterworks Way Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone (949) 727-0777
Fax (949) 697-2095

Monday – Tuesday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M
Thursday – Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M
Closed Wednesday and Sunday

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