Role of Dental Profession in Oral Cancer Prevention and Diagnosis

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2016 Dec 1;17(12):963-964.


The incidence of oral cancer is increasing worldwide. Malignant neoplasms of the mouth and pharynx have been rated as the 10th most common cancer in men and 7th in women, though geographical variations exist.1Generally, in a society, oral cancer is not properly understood. The sign and symptoms are frequently overlooked in the initial stages when it is responsive to treat.

MeSH terms

  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dentistry*
  • Dentists
  • Humans
  • Mouth Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Mouth Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Professional Role*