Glasgow Dentist to Run 10K Marathon for Charity

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DPAS practice consultant Louise Bone, Glasgow, is set to run 10K this October in a local marathon to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme.

The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme was created by the Mouth Cancer Foundation, and aims to accredit dental practices that screen for oral cancer routinely, using the “2 Minutes to Save a Life” protocol.

The scheme is also set to improve outcomes for neck and head cancer sufferers.

Louise’s reasons for taking part in the marathon stem from her past experiences as a specialist dental nurse at St. John’s Hospital. She stated that working in the Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department allowed her to work closely with head and neck cancer patients, so she knows first hand how devastating the impact of mouth cancer can be.

The job was one of the most rewarding she’s ever had, which is why she is delighted to do something in support of the charity and raise awareness of the need for early detection of oral cancer.

Louise is training hard for the marathon and aims to complete it in less than an hour.

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