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Thumbay Dental Hospital Advocates for Early Detection in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

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Thumbay Dental Hospital Advocates for Early Detection in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

Thumbay Dental Hospital, the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East- operated by the Thumbay Group, is intensifying its efforts to combat the rising prevalence of oral cancer in the UAE and globally. By promoting early detection and prevention, the hospital aims to mitigate the impact of this serious disease.

Leveraging its state-of-the-art facilities and a team of highly qualified professionals, Thumbay Dental Hospital is dedicated to advancing oral cancer awareness, screening, and treatment. Dr. Mohammad Akheel, a specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at the hospital, emphasizes the critical importance of early detection in managing oral cancer. “The impact of oral cancer can be significantly reduced through early intervention. Our goal is to provide the community with essential services to detect and treat oral cancer at its earliest stages,” he states.


Thumbay Dental Hospital is uniquely positioned to tackle the community’s oral health challenges. The synergies between these central activities enhance health and wellbeing, expand knowledge, and ensure a modern, flexible, and sustainable workforce. This integration also fosters community engagement, develops a deeper social conscience, and delivers significant economic and health benefits.

The hospital’s comprehensive approach to oral cancer includes public education campaigns, regular screening programs, and advanced treatment modalities. By raising awareness about the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer, Thumbay Dental Hospital aims to encourage individuals to seek regular dental check-ups and screenings, which are vital for early detection.

Statistics indicate a concerning increase in oral cancer cases worldwide, with over 350,000 new cases diagnosed annually. The UAE mirrors this global trend, highlighting the urgent need for increased awareness and proactive healthcare measures. Dr. Mohammad Akheel emphasized several key symptoms of oral cancer, including persistent mouth ulcers, unusual red or white patches, lumps, difficulty swallowing, and persistent ear pain. “Significant risk factors for developing oral cancer include tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, HPV infection, prolonged sun exposure, poor oral hygiene, older age, and genetic predispositions. Addressing these symptoms and risk factors through awareness and early intervention is critical in combating the rise of oral cancer,” he added.

Dr. Mohammad Akheel concluded, “the community should adopt preventive measures against oral cancer. Key recommendations include avoiding tobacco use, limiting alcohol consumption, maintaining good oral hygiene, attending regular dental check-ups, getting vaccinated against HPV, and undergoing regular oral cancer screenings, particularly for those at higher risk.”

About Thumbay Dental Hospital

Thumbay Dental Hospital, located in the heart of Thumbay Medicity, serves patients from 175 nationalities around the clock. Our facility boasts 60 dental chairs, enabling us to cater to a diverse range of dental needs with efficiency and care. As the first JCI Accredited Dental Hospital in Ajman, we are committed to providing high-quality dental services.

Our team of qualified doctors offers affordable treatment plans, ensuring access to top-tier dental care for all. We specialize in dental implants and invisible braces, including Invisalign and aligners. Our services also cover crowns, bridges, root canal treatments, and complicated tooth extractions, all performed by experienced super specialists.

Your first visit to our dental clinic is crucial, and we take great care to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment and guidance. We conduct comprehensive oral examinations to tailor our services to your specific needs.

Thumbay Dental Hospital is part of Gulf Medical University’s Academic Health System, sharing the premises with the region’s renowned Thumbay University Hospital, a 350-bed facility. We operate from Monday to Sunday, 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM, ready to provide exceptional dental care whenever you need it.

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