April 26: Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Hooray for healthy teeth!

Oral cancer causes more than 8,000 American deaths per year — “killing roughly one person per hour, 24 hours per day” — according to the Oral Cancer Center Foundation. Luckily for us, the Russian American Dental Association, or RADA, is looking to bring those numbers down.

To that end, RADA will be offering free oral cancer/HPV screenings, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sheepshead Bay Oral Surgery, 1918 Avenue U. Participants who show signs of oral cancer will be eligible to receive a biopsy paid for by RADA.

To register for the checkups, individuals should call (718) 743-5400. For more, go to