Oral cancer - improving early detection and promoting prevention. Are you up to date?

Br Dent J. 2012 Sep;213(6):297-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.838.


Oral cancer is increasingly common. The need for early detection and promoting prevention is greater than ever and relevant to all who are responsible for the care of patients. Recent addition of oral cancer detection to the list of continuing professional development (CPD) topics recommended by the General Dental Council (GDC) reflects this importance.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Dental Care / methods*
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods*
  • Humans
  • Mouth Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Mouth Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Mouth Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Risk Factors
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology