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Mahmoud M Bakr, Emma Skerman, Usman Khan, Roy George
PURPOSE: To evaluate the knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with oral cancer amongst undergraduate dental students and members of the general public. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was open for a period of six months (Jan-June, 2013) to all undergraduate dental students in the 4th and 5th year of the dental science programme and dental patients attending the School of Dentistry, Griffith University, Australia. The survey evaluated the knowledge and awareness of clinical signs and symptoms and risk factors of oral cancers...
June 27, 2016: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
María Inés Frola, Rocío Barrios
Oral cancer is the most common of head and neck tumours. Dentists have an important role in the most effective prevention measures: controlling aetiological factors and early detection. Dental curriculum has suffered changes in their structures and contents during Bologna process. The aim of this study is to explore oral cancer knowledge and attitudes among dental students of Granada after the implementation of the Bologna plan. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the School of Dentistry of the University of Granada...
February 10, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Joseph Formosa, Rachel Jenner, My-Duyen Nguyen-Thi, Caitlin Stephens, Corey Wilson, Anura Ariyawardana
BACKGROUND: Public awareness/knowledge on oral and pharyngeal cancer (OPC), potentially malignant disorders (PMODs) and their risk factors is crucial for prevention and early detection of OPC and PMODs. Yet, there are no published data available on the awareness and knowledge of OPC and PMODs among people living in Far North Queensland, Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a cross sectional survey. A self-administered questionnaire was designed and consisted of relevant questions to ascertain socio-demographic information, awareness and knowledge of OPC, PMODs and risk factors and questions on participant's exposure to risk factors and dietary history were also included...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Tomohisa Ohno, Tatsuya Morita, Fumiyo Tamura, Hirohiko Hirano, Yutaka Watanabe, Takeshi Kikutani
OBJECTIVE: Considering the high incidence of oral complications in terminally ill cancer patients, dental services are necessary for high-quality palliative care. However, to our knowledge, there have been no nationwide studies examining the need and availability of dental services in palliative care. In this study, a nationwide survey was conducted to clarify the need and availability of dental services for physicians and nurses engaged in palliative care in Japan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to 436 certified palliative care units and palliative care teams registered with Hospice Palliative Care Japan...
January 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Susan Thomas
The rapid growth in the elderly population in a developing country such as India poses social and financial challenges by causing a shift towards non-communicable diseases and increases in chronic diseases. The economic impact of the burden of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and cancer are high. The link between oral health and general health are particularly pronounced in older populations and impairs their quality of life. This paper reveals that in order to address the increasing health challenges and demands of a growing geriatric population, undergraduates and graduate students in dental schools should be given comprehensive or holistic health assessment training...
June 2013: International Dental Journal
M Antal, A Forster, Z Zalai, K Barabas, J Spangler, G Braunitzer, K Nagy
BACKGROUND: Hungary has one of the highest rates of tobacco use and decayed, missing and filled teeth in Europe, and the number of lung cancer-related deaths per annum is amongst the highest globally. As it is estimated that the rate of smokers who see their dentist or physician annually is about 70%, to involve all healthcare providers in tobacco intervention seems to be a promising strategy to reduce tobacco use in countries like Hungary. Such an intervention should obviously include the dental health team...
February 2013: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Yusuke Ishibashi, Shingo Hatakeyama, Teppei Okamoto, Yuichiro Suzuki, Shigemasa Kudo, Takahiro Yoneyama, Takuya Koie, Noritaka Kamimura, Hirotaka Sakaki, Wataru Kobayashi, Hiroto Kimura, Chikara Ohyama
A 61-year-old man with oral floor cancer (adenoid cystic carcinoma, T2N0M1) was treated with systemicc hemotherapy and radiation therapy at the department of dentistry and oral surgery in our hospital. He had three lung metastases and renal tumors detected by screening computed tomography. The oral floor cancer responded to the treatment to achieve partial response. However, lung and renal metastases did not respond to chemotherapy. Then, the patient was referred to our clinic to rule out the possibility of lung metastasis from renal cell carcinoma...
November 2012: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Jennifer L Cleveland, Michele L Junger, Mona Saraiya, Lauri E Markowitz, Eileen F Dunne, Joel B Epstein
BACKGROUND: Results from studies conducted in the past several years suggest that some oropharyngeal cancers, those of the base of the tongue and the tonsils, are associated with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). In this article, the authors summarize the available evidence regarding the epidemiology of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers in the United States, the available HPV vaccines and the implications of these for dentistry. They also examine the differences in HPV prevalence between cancers of the oral cavity and those of the oropharynx...
August 2011: Journal of the American Dental Association
Kathryn P Bell, Ceib Phillips, David W Paquette, Steven Offenbacher, Rebecca S Wilder
PURPOSE: Current research has reported associations between periodontal and systemic health, however, there is little data regarding how dental hygienists are incorporating this evidence into the dental hygiene practice. The purpose of this survey research was to determine what practice behaviors are prevalent among North Carolina dental hygienists regarding the incorporation of oral-systemic evidence into practice as well as perceived barriers to implementation. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed, pilot tested, revised and mailed to 1,665 licensed dental hygienists in North Carolina...
2011: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Katrin Hertrampf, Hans-Jürgen Wenz, Michael Koller, Jörg Wiltfang
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study was to compare the knowledge about oral cancer of dentists and the public using a standardised, internationally accepted questionnaire in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In November 2007, a standardised questionnaire about knowledge on oral cancer was mailed to all dentists within the state (n=2233). Simultaneously, a polling firm conducted a representative survey with a shortened version of the questionnaire, via computer-aided telephone interview, among the public (n=1000)...
January 2012: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Juan Seoane-Lestón, Jose Velo-Noya, Samann Warnakulasuriya, Pablo Varela-Centelles, Antonio Gonzalez-Mosquera, Manuel-Alfonso Villa-Vigil, Francisco Rodríguez-Lozano, Pedro Diz-Dios
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge and preventive attitudes that Spanish dentists have towards oral cancer, before and after an educational intervention. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study based on a nationwide intervention. All Spanish dentists were offered an on-site course on oral cancer. An individual questionnaire was administered before and after attending the course. The main outcome measures were systematic examination of the oral cavity, promotion of healthy habits and knowledge of clinical aspects...
May 2010: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Celso Augusto Lemos, Germano Eduardo Miguel Villoria
Current scientific knowledge provides clear evidence that alcohol-based mouthwashes can be beneficial in a daily oral health routine, including dental hygiene and plaque control. Several issues are worth discussing, in spite of the wealth of supporting evidence. Despite some undesirable effects to some people, like burning sensation, and some contraindications, like the use by infants, alcohol addicts and patients with mucosal injuries, there is no reason to avoid the use of alcohol-containing mouthwashes as long as they are used following proper guidance by dental professionals and the manufacturers' instructions...
2008: Brazilian Oral Research
Jamie L Studts, Jessica L Burris, Dana K Kearns, Celeste T Worth, Connie L Sorrell
High rates of tobacco use prompted the development of a provider education program in Kentucky to promote implementation of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment among registered dental hygienists (R.D.H.s). All R.D.H.s throughout the state were notified of the program and invited to participate. Participants were asked to complete a pre-program survey and post-program evaluation. A follow-up survey was administered one year following program participation. Two hundred and ninety-four R.D.H.s completed the pre- and post-program surveys, and the follow-up survey was completed by 53 percent (N=156) of the initial sample...
September 2009: Journal of Dental Education
Agata Budzyńska
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was evaluation of kind and frequency of dental anomalies in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome (HNPCC), and analysis of dento-osseus abnormalities on panoramic views. MATERIAL AND METHODS: FAP group consisted of 15 patients with mutation of APC gene, HNPCC group consisted of 30 patients with mutation of MSH2 or MLH1 genes. Control groups consisted of 15 and 30 patients matched by a ratio of 1:1 in relation with age and sex...
2008: Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis
Claire Tilstone
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July 2007: Lancet Oncology
E Perata, A Orlando, F Cameracanna, G Tarsitani
Annually, 3000 people in our country die for oral cancer. Contrarily to other forms of cancer that require the use of instrumental diagnostic tools, the oral cavity is easy to examine and the cancer is usually preceded by precancerous conditions. The problem of the diagnostic delay can be explained through a underestimation of the lesions of the oral cavity by patients and a lack of sensibilization to prevention topics from dentists. Our work has inquired in the activity of a group of dentist with more than ten years than experience on accuracy of the anamnesis, objective exam and appropriate of the resource to specialists, and that with the aim not to measure the clinical abilities but to estimate the attitude towards the Prevention topics, in special way in the field of the malignant tumors of the oral cavity...
March 2005: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
O Kujan, A J Duxbury, A M Glenny, N S Thakker, P Sloan
OBJECTIVE: To survey two broad areas of oral cancer awareness and management of patients at risk of oral cancer by specialists in oral surgery, oral medicine, surgical dentistry and general dental practitioners (GDPs) in the UK. The first of these included knowledge and awareness of aetiological factors, changing patterns of disease, and screening/detection programmes including their effectiveness. The second included oral cancer detection methods, advice on avoidance of high-risk activity and self-examination, and referral pattern of GDPs...
March 2006: Oral Diseases
G M Humphris, R Freeman, H M M Clarke
To encourage the public to attend and accept oral cancer screening, further understanding is required of the ability of structured information to alter patient knowledge and risk perceptions. Previous work has shown the benefit of written information for those at high risk of oral cancer, especially for tobacco smokers. This study investigated three hypotheses: first that a patient information leaflet (PIL) would enhance risk perceptions, and second that the effect of the leaflet on knowledge would be confirmed as in previous studies and third that these improvements would be associated with smoking behaviour...
October 2004: Oral Oncology
K E O Ohrn, P-O Sjöden
The aim of the present study was to investigate cancer patients' experiences of oral hygiene information, oral care and self-care, information on oral complications, examination of the oral cavity, and ability to eat and drink during cancer treatment, and to explore patient attitudes to oral examination and oral hygiene. The sample consisted of 41 consecutive patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancer (n = 18) or with chemotherapy for haematological malignancies (n = 23). Patients were interviewed at the end of radiotherapy or the second/third chemotherapy cycle...
September 2003: European Journal of Cancer Care
Dominick DePaola, Howard Howell, Charles G Baker, Marie Laure Boy-Lefevre, Peter Hull, Palle Holmstrup, Vjekoslav Jerolimov, Kevin Hardwick, Ira B Lamster, Nestor J Lopez, Barry Rifkin
There has been significant concern that the dental curriculum and system of clinical education, in particular, is not designed to take advantage of the explosion in knowledge in biomedical science and its application to the health of the public. Although there are some examples of innovations in dental education on a global scale that have the capacity to increase the assimilation of basic and clinical knowledge, most of the dental education models are mired in the traditional '2 + 2' approach to education...
2002: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
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