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...

La Fluorescenza e il cavo orale-Clinical Tip n.1-20


La Fluorescenza e il cavo orale Comprendere i meccanismi biologici alla base della fluorescenza dei tessuti all’interno della bocca. A. La stratificazione della mucosa del cavo orale La mucosa orale è composta essenzialmente da un epitelio squamoso stratificato (lato superficie) sovrastante un tessuto connettivo (detto stroma o lamina propria) da cui è separato per mezzo...

The benefits of early mouth cancer screening


The most recent UK statistics show that 11,449 new cases of head and neck cancer are diagnosed every year, with over 2,000 lives lost per year in the UK (www.mouthcancer.org; www.cancerresearch.org). This is more than lives lost in road traffic accidents, testicular cancer and cervical cancer combined (www.mouthcancer.org). Diagnoses of mouth cancer have risen...

Clinical Study Abati et al. 2015


Recent systematic reviews, expert opinions and best current practices confirm that the clinical examination with accurate visual and tactile inspection of oral tissues could improve the detection and early diagnosis of oral and oropharyngeal cancers and therefore the overall survival rate of affected patients. In the last fifty years various methods have been proposed...