Table 4

Awareness of Oral Cancer Examination
Frequency Percent
Aware that Dentists are trained to check for signs of oral cancer
Yes 75 43
No 4 2
Don’t Know/Not Sure 102 56
Awareness of screening routinely by their Dentist
Yes 26 14
No 25 14
Don’t Know/Not Sure 131 72
Awareness of ever being screened by any Dentist
Yes 21 12
No 52 28
Don’t Know/Not Sure 110 60
Most recent screening for signs of oral cancer
Today (Current Visit) 15 8
Within the past year 9 5
1 to 2 years ago 2 1
2 to 3 years ago 1 1
Over 3 years ago 3 2
Don’t know/Not Sure 102 56
My mouth has never been checked 49 27
Awareness of extra oral examination
Yes 24 13
No 129 71
Don’t Know/Not Sure 30 16
Received an explanation for extra oral examination
Yes 10 44
No 9 39
Don’t Know/Not Sure 4 17
Patients want to be told Oral Cancer Screening is taking place
Yes 163 92
No 9 5
Don’t Know/Not Sure 6 3
Patients want support to reduce their risk of Oral Cancer
Yes 176 97
No 2 1
Don’t Know/Not Sure 3 2

Awojobi et al.

Awojobi et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:55   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-55

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