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Screening for Oral Cancer

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Through routine examinations and educating patients about risk factors, oral health professionals can help prevent and detect lesions in their earliest stages.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the demographics of patient populations most likely to develop oral cancer.
  2. Identify the risk factors for cancers of the head and neck.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate method to clinically examine the oral cavity for precancerous and cancerous lesions.
  4. Distinguish the clinical characteristics of noncancerous, precancerous and cancerous lesions.

This course was issued in the December 2016 issue and expires 12/31/19. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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