Oral Cancer Initiative’s mission is to heighten awareness of the danger of oral cancer and save lives through screening events.

Our model is to act boldly and think big by offering large-scale free screening events to communities around the country through school districts, large corporations, and other organizations committed to the health of their communities.


Oral Cancer Initiative is providing a boots-on-the-ground national program designed to heighten awareness of oral cancer. Our organization has three goals:

  • Bring awareness to this rapidly-growing cancer
  • Save lives through free oral cancer screenings
  • Increase the percentage of oral cancer examinations conducted by dentists and other medical professionals


Oral Cancer Initiative is supporting the fight against oral cancer by funding research toward its total eradication.

We will reach our goals through:

  • Offering free screenings to 100 school districts nationwide through 2021
  • Offering free screenings to corporations and organizations around the country, starting with McDonald’s and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Educating and informing the public to make sure they see their dentists regularly and ask for oral cancer screenings during every regular checkup
  • Increasing the percentage of dentists and other medical professionals that offer oral cancer screenings as part of their standard practice
  • Growing awareness of oral cancer and its risks by reaching millions of people around the United States through the OCI website, OCI social media platforms, and future promotions