Mouth Cancer Awareness Day (MCAD) will take place this year on Wednesday September 18, and dentists can register their interest to participate online at www.mouthcancerawareness.ie. MCAD 2011 and 2012 were great successes, with over 700 dentists taking part each year. Nearly 17,000 people have been seen to date around the country, and 23 cancers detected. The organisers are appealing to as many dentists as possible to sign up for 2013.

The IDA will hold scientific lectures for dentists participating on the day – details to follow shortly.