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Oral cancer awareness among undergraduate dental students in Iran

Oral cancer awareness among undergraduate dental students in Iran

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Original languageEnglish
Pages380-385
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Journal publication date2011
Journal number2
Volume26
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The aim of this study was to assess undergraduate dental students' knowledge about prevention and detection of oral cancer in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). A validated questionnaire which tested oral cancer awareness and procedure was given to 3rd to 6th year students of the dental faculty of TUMS. A total of 165 students participated in this survey. As expected, students of the final years showed greater knowledge of risk factors and clinical features of the disease. This study highlights for consideration regarding improvement to undergraduate dental education.

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