Patients' Perceptions of Oral Cancer Screening in Dental Practice

A Cross-Sectional Study

Oluwatunmise Awojobi; Suzanne E Scott; Tim Newton


BMC Oral Health. 2012;12(55) 

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This study has indicated that patients seem to be generally unaware of oral cancer screening by their dentist yet they are happy to be informed that they are being screened and would like the support of their Dentist to reduce their risk of developing oral cancer. Patients did not express anxiety, concern or worry about receiving this information. Further research is required to explore the views of UK-based Dentists on how best to communicate with patients' without increasing anxiety or prolonging dental consultations.