Cancer is a killer disease and oral cancer is no less than any other form or site of cancer. Early diagnosis of cancer implies earlier stage of disease and earlier treatment, hence a better survival and better quality of life for the patient. The dentistis in an important position to detect oral cancer early thus contributing significantly to the chain of treatment by instigating early intervention through his recognition of disease and early referral.
This is further enhanced by the dentist’s unque knowledge of pre-cancerous lesion in the mouth. Oral cancer and precancerous lesions of the oral mucosa, describing features to be noted and used in recognition of significant lesions. The dentist has a significant role in the overall management of cancer.
Professor Nabil Samman, DDsc
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial SUrgery University of Hong Kong
Chairman, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation
Chief of Service, Maxillofacial Unit, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Director, Cleft Lip and Palatae Center, University of Hong Kong
Director of Postgraduate Program in Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Hong Kong
Honorary Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai China
Honorary Professor, Peking University, Beijing China
Honorary Professor, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai Thailand
Honorary Professor, Mahido University, Bangkok Thailand
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Ed.
Fellow, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Fellow in Dental Surgery College of Surgeons