DentalOne Partners joins forces with Forward Science to detect oral cancer
HOUSTON, Texas, USA: DentalOne Partners recently joined forces with Forward Science, the manufacturer of OralID. Forward Science’s flagship product, OralID, is an oral cancer screening device that aids in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as cancer and pre-cancer.
In addition to its partnership with Forward Science, DentalOne Partners became a provider of the ID For Life Program in order to promote early detection and public awareness of oral cancer. DentalOne Partners will now offer enhanced oral cancer screenings with OralID to new and current patients during their patients’ scheduled appointments.
Unfortunately, oral cancer is not a rare disease; this year, approximately 53,000 individuals will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States alone. Due to late stage discovery, one American dies every hour from oral cancer. DentalOne Partners will now be incorporating OralID in efforts to discover oral cancers in their earliest stages. Currently, 70 percent of oral cancers are found in late stages (stage III, IV), resulting in a five-year survival rate of less than 50 percent. Finding these abnormalities in much earlier stages can increase the five-year survival rate up to 80 to 90 percent.
Dr. David Anderson, chief clinical officer at DentalOne Partners, said, “We know that oral cancer is an ugly disease and we want our patients to rest assured that our offices are providing the best care to our patients by screening them with the latest technology in OralID.” He further explained, “When we chose to partner with Forward Science, we were looking for a robust partnership to help us in educating and training our team.”
After the initial rollouts of DentalOne Texas markets, Anderson expressed his excitement about the new partnership. “Forward Science has set the bar high, so other companies in the dental industry should step up their game to help provide the level of support and experience that we have had in working with their team,” Anderson said.
Forward Science’s mission is: “We believe that we can defeat cancer; cancer will not defeat us,” and that is why the company is happy to partner with DentalOne Partners in efforts to change the trends of oral cancer.
“We are excited about our partnership with DentalOne as our company goals are very similar: providing great patient care,” said Forward Science National Sales Director Cassie Wilson. “The impact we can have on patients’ lives is far greater than we can even imagine.”
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 discover 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, SalivaCAINE, Sitavig). 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 dental 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.
More information about any of Forward Science’s products is available online, at www.ForwardScience.com, or by calling (855) 696-7254
About DentalOne Partners
When practices are supported in genuine partnerships, exciting new possibilities arise: Overhead is reduced. Processes are streamlined. Purchasing power and efficiencies are increased. And doctors are free to devote more time to patient care. In 1981, we set out to help doctors enhance their capabilities, grow their practices, and operate more efficiently by leveraging the power of partnership.
Our commitment to becoming the largest Dental Healthcare Provider in the U.S. will enable us to create even greater opportunities in the years ahead — and better support the doctors and patients we serve.
(Source: Forward Science)