Help Spread the Word – Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and the VDA Media team can connect you with media opportunities to spread awareness about the importance of regular check-ups in screening for oral cancer. Contact Elise Rupinski and Paul Logan if you’d like help connecting with media in your area. You can also use the resources below from for messages on your social media channels. 

  • Approximately 54,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. (
  • You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. (ADA’s Mouth Healthy campaign)
  • Risk factors for oral cancers (ADA’s Mouth Healthy campaign)
  • Preventative screenings and regular visits to the dentist are important and Virginia dentists have safety procedures and policies to keep patients and staff safe during the pandemic

Are you new to talking with the media? Our team can help! See how we’ve been working with dentists across Virginia over the past year to share important public health information in the news.