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  1. Arti says:

    it’s also important that general dental practitioners keep themselves up to date regarding knowledge of potentially malignant lesions, which are much more common. Should such lesions be identified, early and rapid referral should be made by using rapid access schemes, according to local and national protocols. Delayed diagnosis is bad for the patient and also for the dentist. However, a missed or delayed diagnosis potentially condemns the patient to death. it’s therefore imperative that at every dental examination, the mouth is examined thoroughly to ensure there are no lesions of concern. Oral cancer, like many cancers, is potentially curable if diagnosed early. Litigation is increasingly becoming a feature of dental practice, and a late or delayed diagnosis could trigger a report to the General Dental Council as well as a legal challenge.

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