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Surge in Cancer Cases in the UK After Covid Caused Dental Care Delays

March 2, 2021
by The Sunday Times

Delays to dental care during the pandemic have resulted in a surge of oral cancer cases being caught at a late stage, a leading consultant has said.

Matthew Garrett, the dean of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, said that patients were at risk of developing mouth cancer and other serious conditions of the head and neck as early signs were not picked up by dentists.

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