Prevention and detection of oral cancer: the views of primary care dentists in Northern Ireland

@article{Cowan1995PreventionAD,
  title={Prevention and detection of oral cancer: the views of primary care dentists in Northern Ireland},
  author={C Gerard Cowan and Terry A Gregg and Frank Kee},
  journal={British Dental Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={179},
  pages={338-342}
}
Our objective was to describe the management of oral cancer and pre-cancer as stated by primary care dentists and their views on screening. We conducted a survey of all general dental practitioners and community dentists in Northern Ireland (n = 635), to which 428 replied (response rate: 67%). 94% stated that examination of the oral soft tissues constituted part of their usual practice during the regular dental check-up. Suspicious lesions were generally referred early, 68.5% of dentists… CONTINUE READING

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