Why Should Primary Care Clinicians Learn to Routinely Examine the Mouth?
UMass Chan AffiliationsFamily Medicine and Community Health
Document TypeJournal Article
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AbstractMost medical schools and primary care residency programs do not teach proper oral examination skills. Despite the existence of proven national oral health curricula for medical professionals, many medical trainees and graduates are ill-equipped to identify oral cancers, make proper referrals, avoid unnecessary referrals, or help patients focus on oral disease prevention. This commentary on a case suggests the importance of educating clinicians to promote and evaluate patients' oral health and proposes curricula for and reasonable scope of such training.
SourceFeierabend-Peters J, Silk H. Why Should Primary Care Clinicians Learn to Routinely Examine the Mouth? AMA J Ethics. 2022 Jan 1;24(1):E19-26. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.19. PMID: 35133724.
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