Oral Cancer Screening

The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that over 9,000 Americans die each year from oral cancer, with almost 50,000 cases diagnosed. Like most cancers, early detection and dental treatment are the best chance for survival from this deadly disease. David Kurtzman, DDS, and his team care about your health and want to help you maintain your wellness. As part of our preventive services to care for your oral health, we offer oral cancer screenings at our office in Marietta.

Oral cancer can strike anyone, but there are risk factors. Smoking, heavy alcohol consumption and using other tobacco products can lead to higher risks for throat or mouth cancers. Unfortunately, there are often no signs of cancer until the later stages when it is more difficult to successfully treat. However, there are symptoms of which to be aware, including:

  • Pain in the soft tissues of your mouth
  • Lumps in the throat, gums, tongue or mouth
  • Sores that do not heal
  • White or red spots in the mouth or throat
  • Changes to the tissue in the mouth

Identify Mouth Cancer Early

Dr. Kurtzman can perform a thorough oral cancer screening as part of your checkup. This exam can detect minor changes in the tissue that may not be noticeable to the eye by using specialized equipment. Catching these changes early and following up with your doctor for a biopsy and further treatment is important to protect your health and wellness.

We care about more than just your smile – we want to help you live a healthy, long life. Dr. David Kurtzman and his team are here to help you maintain your oral health through preventive and proactive dental care, including providing oral cancer screenings. Contact Dr. David Kurtzman today to schedule your next checkup and ask to have your exam include an oral cancer screening. We accept many dental insurance plans and payment options are available.

Our patients reviews

David Kurtzman, DDS

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews


Did a fantastic job with my teeth. Would recommend to anyone, unless you're on a budget.

Hannah Jones

Gosh these people are great. I’m extremely phobic and these people not only had me relaxed but had me laughing.best teeth cleaning ever.

RT Morris-Bodner

Absolutely a great dentist and staff. I've had 2 crowns, implant and fillings and everything is always perfect. Dr. Kurtzman makes you feel comfortable, especially if you're nervous at the dentist, and his work is amazing, no problems at all. Highly recommended, you can feel very confident going here.

Lynne Satterfield

Best dentist I've ever had in my 52 years on earth. Staff is very friendly, always accommodating. Dr Kurtzman takes the time to TALK to you which is rare these days. I have to be put under for dental work and he takes his time to do things properly. I highly recommend!!

Tim Bright

Amazing compassion and attention to client care. I've been injured by two previous dentists in the last 20 + years. Caused quite the dental phobia. Dr. Kurtzman and his staff understood this and went out of their way to years worth the dental work in 4 visits. Can not say enough about what a treasure I have found.

Sherie Wilson

I've been going to Dr. Kurtzman for many, many years and consider he and his staff to be exceptional. When I started going to Dr. K in the early 90's, I lived in Marietta. I now live in Roswell, but would not even consider seeking a dentist closer to my home. His practice is worth the drive. Dr. K uses technology well to communicate making the scheduling and keeping of appointments easy - get appointment reminders via text and confirm them this way as well. Dr. K and his wonderful staff keep up on the latest techniques in dentistry and keep constant vigilance on my comfort while visiting their office. Everyone there has great communication skills and listens effectively.