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dc.contributor.authorLin, Y
dc.contributor.authorSimms, M
dc.contributor.authorAtkin, P
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-11T23:06:27Z
dc.date.available2023-04-11T23:06:27Z
dc.date.issued2023-04-11
dc.identifier.issn1476-5373
dc.identifier.issn1476-5373
dc.identifier.urihttps://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/20669
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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p><jats:bold>Introduction</jats:bold> This study looks at the amount of oral medicine activity in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) units in both South East Wales and South West England, and to consider the development of training programmes in oral medicine and OMFS, to determine how to best deliver a service which would benefit patients with oral medicine diagnoses.</jats:p><jats:p><jats:bold>Materials and methods</jats:bold> Following institutional approvals, local OMFS units in South East Wales and South West England collected data from OMFS outpatient clinics to determine what proportion of patient diagnoses fell within the scope of practice of oral medicine.</jats:p><jats:p><jats:bold>Results</jats:bold> In South East Wales in 2017, patients with oral medicine diagnoses formed 45% of total outpatient activity in OMFS outpatient clinics compared to 37% of patients in the South West of England in 2021. Patients with oral medicine diagnoses were predominantly female and in the older age groups.</jats:p><jats:p><jats:bold>Discussion and conclusions</jats:bold> Changing age demographics suggest that the demand for specialist oral medicine services will continue to rise. Outside of the university dental hospital setting, where all UK oral medicine units are currently located, there is a growing need for specialists in oral medicine to work alongside colleagues in OMFS in district general hospitals to provide specialist oral medicine care to an increasingly large and complex patient group, ideally as part of a managed clinical network.</jats:p>

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dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Nature [academic journals on nature.com]
dc.subject32 Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
dc.subject3203 Dentistry
dc.subjectClinical Research
dc.subjectDental/Oral and Craniofacial Disease
dc.subjectGeneric health relevance
dc.subject3 Good Health and Well Being
dc.titleOral medicine in regional oral and maxillofacial surgery units: a five-year review
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
dc.typeEarly Access
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/37041240
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41415-023-5691-2
plymouth.publication-statusPublished online
plymouth.journalBritish Dental Journal
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41415-023-5691-2
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Users by role|Academics
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Faculty of Health|Peninsula Dental School
dc.publisher.placeEngland
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-12-09
dc.date.updated2023-04-11T23:06:26Z
dc.rights.embargodate2023-4-13
dc.identifier.eissn1476-5373
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