Oral cancer: prevention and detection in primary dental healthcare

Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M. , Gibson, J. and Binnie, V.I. (2002) Oral cancer: prevention and detection in primary dental healthcare. Primary Dental Care, 9(4), 119 -123. (doi:10.1308/135576102322481938)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1308/135576102322481938

Abstract

The incidence of oral cancer is rising in the UK. Mortality from the disease remains high and survival has not improved significantly in the last 30 years. The primary dental health team has an integral role in the delivery of oral health promotion and prevention advice and in the early detection of oral malignancy and potentially malignant lesions. Both prevention and early detection within the general dental practice setting have a potential impact on overall incidence, morbidity and mortality from oral cancer. This paper details the primary dental healthcare team's roles in delivering smoking cessation and alcohol reduction counselling, in the early detection by oral examination, and in the process of prompt referral.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Binnie, Dr Vivian and Macpherson, Professor Lorna and Conway, Professor David and Gibson, Professor John
Authors: Conway, D.I., Macpherson, L.M., Gibson, J., and Binnie, V.I.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Primary Dental Care
ISSN:1741-9344
First Published:First published in (some?) Journal

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