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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oral Cancer Screenings

According to a new study in the oral cancer field, more and more patients are asking for mouth cancer checkups in the dental offices.

As many as 88% of dental patients want to have their mouth checked for possible signs that indicate cancerous complications.

However, it has also been reported that only as little as 14% of dental patients say that their dentist has informed them about the symptoms and risks of oral cancer disease.

Even though 90% of the dentists check their patient’s mouth for possible oral cancer signs, very few of them actually discuss this particular issue with their patients directly.

For full article: http://worldental.org/dental-news/dental-patients-cancer-screenings/5381/

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