Perspectives of Maryland dentists on oral cancer.

  title={Perspectives of Maryland dentists on oral cancer.},
  author={Alice M. Horowitz and Piya Siriphant and A Sheikh and Wendy L Child},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={132 1},
BACKGROUND Maryland's mortality rate for oral and pharyngeal cancer is seventh highest overall in the United States, sixth highest for men and third highest for African-American men. As part of a statewide needs assessment and in follow-up to a mail survey of Maryland general dentists, focus groups were conducted to obtain more in-depth information about why dentists do not provide a comprehensive oral cancer examination for most of their patients and how to solve this problem from a dentist's… CONTINUE READING

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