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Oral Cancer update

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Dental Academy

This course aims to give an update in oral cancer detection, referral and dental management of patient diagnosed with oral cancer.

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19th July 2017

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Latha Davda BDS, MDS, FDS RCS, M Sur Dent, MSc ( Implants), FHEA is the Clinical Director at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy and is a General Dental Practitioner.
Latha has specialised in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery in India and has worked for more than ten years in Oral & Maxillofacial departments in the United Kingdom as Senior House Officer and Specialist Registrar and has been involved in the care of oral cancer patients. Now as a general dental practitioner she is in a unique position to share her insight on oral cancer involving both primary and secondary care.

Oral cancer is on the rise in the UK and if detected early has a better prognosis. The GDC has highlighted it as one of the core recommended CPD topics. Oral cancer awareness improves detection by the entire team, therefore benefitting the patient.

By attending this course the candidates will
1. refresh their knowledge of the cause and progression of oral cancer
2. understand how oral cancer can present in the mouth and head and neck and how to detect early signs
3. refresh their knowledge on referral and dental management of patients with oral cancer

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