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Study Examines Patients' Perceptions of Oral Cancer Screening in Dental Practice

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


A study published by BMC Oral Health aimed to assess dental patients' experiences and awareness of oral cancer and screening within general dental practice, according to Medscape Today.

Twenty percent of respondents had never heard of oral cancer; 77% knew little or nothing about it, and 72% did not know that their dentist routinely screens for oral cancer. The study concluded that patients seem generally unaware of oral cancer screening by their dentist but are happy to take part in screening, would like to be informed, and welcome the support of their dentist to reduce their risk of developing oral cancer.

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