Platt Family Dentistry - Dr. Ryan Platt, Dr. Abigail Platt, & Dr. Caitlin Lochtefeld

Oral Cancer Screenings

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Protect your health with regular oral cancer screenings

Research has shown that several factors contribute to an individual’s risk of developing oral cancer, including smoking, genetic predisposition, gender, ethnicity, and alcohol consumption. Current statistics indicate that 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and almost 10,000 cases are fatal.

To ensure early detection and timely treatment, we automatically schedule oral cancer screenings for every new patient and annually for established patients at their cleaning appointments or exams. This means that at each six-month cleaning, patients receive either X-rays or an oral cancer screening, helping to safeguard their oral health.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact our office immediately, as they may potentially be indicators of oral cancer:

  • Chronic cough, hoarseness, or sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sores that bleed or do not heal
  • Red/white patches
  • Recently developed lumps/masses on the neck

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Google Reviews

This place is awesome. The staff is wonderful. They are so kind, polite, and very helpful. You are treated with respect. I would recommend this place 100 percent.

Edie H.
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After having cancer in my jaw, I was very scared to see a dentist. Dr. Platt was incredible and made me feel like we were in this together. He heard me (and my fears) and gave me so many options that together, we could find a plan I was comfortable with. He is the first dentist I’ve gone to in 46 years, and it didn’t hurt, and for me, that’s huge! He’s allowed me to not be ashamed of my smile.

Teri S.
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Absolutely fantastic!! I had an emergency, and Dr. Platt was able to see me within 90 minutes. He was able to extract the tooth right there. All the staff were friendly and provided excellent service. He is now my new dentist.

Bryan F.
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What a great dental practice! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! Each room has a view of the beautiful botanical garden, which is stunning and relaxing. My dental hygienist, “Bonnie,” was so friendly and informative about my cleaning procedure. Dr. Platt is a warm and caring dentist who made me feel comfortable and welcome! I highly recommend this dental practice!

Carol S.
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Dr. Platt has been helping my husband with TMJ-related discomfort. He and the entire staff were incredibly helpful and friendly! Thanks to all of them for their compassion and eagerness to help!

Raye B.
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After 18 months of trying to find a dentist for my son, age 19, with autism, I have been truly blessed to find the most patient, kind, and respectful office staff in a very long time. Thank you for a fantastic patient experience. Truly a blessing.

Marilyn J.
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Dr. Ryan Platt was absolutely amazing! My daughter was seen by him instead of her regular dentist because he was on vacation, and he got her in right away and took care of her better than I could have imagined! She is only seven and had to get a tooth pulled right away. The fear in my daughter and myself took over, but Dr. Platt assured us both and cared for her with flying colors.

Katrina S.
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I came in as a new patient with a broken tooth, and Dr. Platt was ready within minutes to remove it pain-free. This was hands down the best dental experience I’ve had, and it will be my new dental office from here on out.

Tannah L.
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Peace, tranquility, and teeth cleaning

We strive to maintain a calm, relaxed atmosphere in our office, reflected in each dental suite equipped with high-end equipment and scenic garden views.