Oral cancer is one of the most mutilating disease afflicting mankind. Precancerous lesions, conditions and early-stage oral cancer cannot be adequately identified by visual inspection alone and may be easily overlooked and neglected.Differentiation between early-stage cancer, precancerous lesions and benign lesions is often difficult because of the similar appearance of the lesions.Surgical biopsy is a gold standard for diagnosis, but this needs professional services, which are impractical at times. Alternative screening methods which are non-invasive, easily performed and highly accurate are the norms for any test to accept as an alternative for histopathology.Early diagnosis is one of the most important single factor in combating oral cancer. Every general dental practitioner should be aware of recent advances in diagnostic oral medicine in order to provide a high level of care.
Dr. Jayanta Saikia is a highly versatile and ambitious dentist with his dedication and keen interest in the field of oral radiology and diagnosis of oro-mucosal lesions. He completed his BDS in Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, and currently pursuing MDS in the speciality of Oral Medicine and Radiology in the same.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Diagnostic aids, Precancerous lesions, Potentially premalignant oral epithelial lesion, non-invasive, Oral lesions, VELscope, Vizilite, Oral cancer
MEDICAL / Dentistry / General