Significance of April month in Dentistry


  • Nthabiseng Metsing


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April is oral cancer awareness and, in the USA, they also observe national facial protection month during this month as well. When it comes to identifying potential warning signs of oral cancer, dentists are often the first ones to notice any abnormalities. Screenings for oral cancers are performed during the normal dental visit, or even incidentally when patients present with other problems in the mouth. During this month we encourage dentists to be on the lookout for any suspicious lesions that may appear in the oral cavity, in order for patients to receive early intervention. While these are part of the routine visits, we use these days to amplify the messages
that raise awareness because most people incorrectly regard dentists as doctors who only treat teeth.


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Metsing , N. . (2022). Significance of April month in Dentistry. South African Dental Journal, 77(03), 120. Retrieved from

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