Oral cancer screening – Clinical Tip


Oral cancer screening - Clinical Tip Why is it so important to offer oral cancer screening in your practice? It is important to understand the following: Oral cancer is one of the few oral diseases encountered by the oral health team that has significant morbidity and premature mortality. Tobacco products, alcohol consumption and sun exposure...

Oral Cancer Awareness Point – Clinical Tip n.1-19


Oral Cancer Awareness Point With this paper, we present the extracts from two articles published by Nichola Jayne Tong* on the role of dental office professionals in visualizing oral cancer and in the use of the fluorescence technique for this purpose. This brief reading reveals how decisive the dentist's action can be in changing the...

Fluorescence of Tissues in the Oral Cavity – Clinical Tip 1E-20


Fluorescence of Tissues in the Oral Cavity Understanding the biological mechanisms underlying the fluorescence of tissues inside the mouth. A. The layering of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity The oral mucosa is essentially composed of a stratified squamous epithelium (surface side) overlying a connective tissue (called stroma or lamina propria) from which it is...