Oakbrook Terrace Dentist Offering Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Early Detection Saves Lives

In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Ligocki Dental Group will be offering free oral cancer screenings on April 15 and April 25 from 3pm – 7pm.

Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. 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.

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 discolorations 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 630-620-8099 to make an appointment for your complimentary screening.

For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at .

Aurora Dentist Easter Egg Hunt

Lincolnway Dental Center hosted their Annual Easter Egg Hunt this weekend. The Easter Egg Hunt took place on Saturday, March 23rd, and brought together the Aurora community.

Close to 50 children and their parents attended the event and even the Aurora Fire Department joined the party. The horn of the fire truck signaled the start of the egg hunt, and the second horn told participants when they needed to stop hunting for eggs. The children got to play bag toss and take their picture with the Easter bunny. The Aurora dental office even raffled off a pizza dinner and free dental checkups. Lincolnway Dental Center also had a Jelly Bean Contest for the chance to win a boy and girl Easter basket.

“This event has been an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. Sharing time with our patients, their children and other community members brought us together like a big family. We consider the event a huge success,” said Dr. Kim.

Dr. Young H. Kim and her team are always willing to devote their time to give back to the community. Last year, the entire team participated in a cancer walk to raise money, and just last month they hosted a successful event called “Dentistry from The Heart” where they provided free dental care for those in need. Close to 70 people received free dental care that day.

Lincolnway Dental Center is a state-of-the-art dental practice in Aurora that is committed to provide the best possible patient care and in a comforting environment. Dr. Kim and her team take pride in using the latest technology in the office and they regularly attend continuing education seminars and lectures to ensure they stay up to date on the newest dental trends. Dr. Kim is a premium provider of Lumineers, KOR and Lumibright whitening, and Invisalign in Aurora. She also specializes in early interceptive orthodontic treatment, which usually requires no extractions. Dr. Kim is a loving wife and mom. In her free time she enjoys music and practicing Martial Arts with her family.
Dr. Kim is an ADA member, Invisalign certified, and a member of the International Orthodontics Association.

To learn more about Lincolnway Dental Center, be sure to , facebook at http://on.fb.me/Z6zX6v, and follow their twitter at https://www.twitter.com/LincolnwyDental.

To make an appointment please call (630) 897-1300.

Dental Implant Financing – Northwestern Dental Group Niles, IL

At Northwestern Dental Implants, our goal is to maximize your insurance benefits and make any remaining balance easily affordable. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (847) 423-2488 to review your concerns. We accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also offer financing through CareCredit. If you would like to review these financial arrangement options with one of our team members in advance of treatment, please call (847) 423-2488.

Oak Mill Mall
7886 North Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
General Info: (847) 423-2488