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Opinions and attitudes of the UK's GDPs and specialists in oral surgery, oral medicine and surgical dentistry on oral cancer screening.

Authors
  • Kujan, O
  • Duxbury, A J
  • Glenny, A M
  • Thakker, N S
  • Sloan, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral diseases
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2006
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
194–199
Identifiers
PMID: 16476043
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results showed that GDPs had knowledge gaps in their awareness of oral cancer risk factors and the application of preventive measures. Most dental health providers in the UK perform visual screening of the oral mucosa for their patients. Opinion was equivocal as to whether a nationally based screening programme similar to cervical cancer would be effective in improving the mortality and morbidity of oral cancer.

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