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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 229-234

What dentists should know about oral cancer screening?


Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, Al-Farabi College, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, Al-Baath University, Hama, Syria

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Omar B Kujan
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, Al-Farabi College, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.115989

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Although the advances in the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer, it remains one of the most devastating malignancies. Early detection and prevention is a major key in combating policy of cancer. Screening offers an important opportunity for early detection. Several screening methods, visual examination, toluidine blue, fluorescence imaging, and brush biopsy, were used in oral cancer screening programs. General dental practitioner plays an important role in such programs. Therefore, this review aimed to outline the required information, knowledge, and evidence-based practice on oral cancer screening for dentists in order to incorporate this service into their daily routine.


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