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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2, Dec-June 2014

Pages: 10-15

A REVIEW OF DIAGNOSTIC AIDS FOR ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN GENERAL PRACTICE DENTISTRY

Author: Saba Naghipur

Category: Review Article

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Early detection of oral cancer is a public health priority in which oral health professionals must play a leading role. Numerous diagnostic aids have been developed as adjuncts to the routine oral cancer screening examination to improve in this endeavor. This paper reviews the principles and current evidence behind these techniques and provides recommendations for their use in general practice dentistry. Among the modalities examined are toluidine blue staining, light-based detection systems (including chemiluminescence, tissue fluorescence imaging, and tissue fluorescent spectroscopy), brush biopsy, and salivary analysis. We conclude that despite encouraging results, strong evidence to support these diagnostic aids is still lacking. Further well-designed studies in low-risk populations and with sound methodology are required before use of these adjuncts can be recommended without reservation.

 

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