According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancers in 2011. Ever since a young age, we have always been told the rules for a healthy mouth; floss, brush twice a day and see your dentist on a regular basis; however, as technology changes so do the rules for a healthy mouth. Atlanta Smiles and Wellness has been designing beautiful smiles since 1999 and to continue on its streak, has incorporated new-age technology.
Unfortunately, the death rate of oral cancers hasn’t improved much over the past few decades, mostly
due to late detection in its development. Oral cancers commonly appear on the lips or tongue and may
also occur in the cheek lining, floor of the mouth, gums and the roof of the mouth. However, the most
recent string of oral cancer, HPV16, is significantly contributing to the increasing rate of oral cancers and
is virtually invisible to the eye.
This is where Atlanta Smiles and Wellness comes in. Dina Giesler, DDS, MAGD, is the first dentist in
Atlanta to offer the newest technology for early detection with Oral DNA Lab. “This technology is vital
to keep our patients health and overall wellness at its best,” Giesler said. “Early detection is key.”
The procedure is painless and even included in your routine check-ups. The patient swishes with saline
solution for 30 seconds and expectorates (spits) into a cup; it’s that simple!
With the new technology available to screen cancers, Atlanta Smiles and Wellness takes pride in the
comfort factor for its patients.
About Atlanta Smiles and Wellness:
At Atlanta Smiles and Wellness, we are a family-oriented practice with expertise in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Dina Giesler is a Master Dentist of the Academy of General Dentistry, a very high distinction achieved
by less than one percent of dentists. She received the 2004 and 2010 Atlanta Magazine, Top Dentist
Award and is a member of the ADA, GDA and the AACD.
Marianna Kovitch, D.M.D. has recently joined the Atlanta Smiles practice. She received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Chemistry from Georgia State University and completed her Doctorate of Dental
Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. She shares the same philosophy in conservative
treatment along with our passion of health, nutrition and wellness.