oral cancer

Newly funded research project aimed at improving dental outcomes of smokers

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A team led by Professor Heiko Spallek, from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry, and Brad Rindal from HealthPartners Institute in Minneapolis, will research the effects of computerised clinical-decision-support (CDS) systems on smoking-cessation interventions by dentists and dental hygienists. Smoking […]

HPV’s deadly oral cancer connection

HPV infection has become firmly established as an aetiologic risk factor for cancers of the oropharynx, specifically those of the tonsils and the base of the tongue.

Academics have recently discovered the link between HPV and oral cancers. It is a health problem that is on the rise, and dentists have a vital role to play in its treatment. Chris Sheedy reports Professor Ian Frazer was a […]