An international survey of oral medicine practice: Proceedings from the 5th World Workshop in Oral Medicine

Et T. Stoopler, P. Shirlaw, M. Arvind, L. Lo Russo, C. Bez, Scott S. DeRossi, Aa Garfunkel, J. Gibson, H. Liu, Q. Liu, K. Thongprasom, Q. Wang, Ms Greenberg, Mt Brennan

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Abstract

(i) To define the current state of oral medicine clinical practice internationally, and (ii) to make recommendations for future modeling of the practice of oral medicine. Materials and methods: A survey was designed by an international panel of oral medicine experts to assess the current state of oral medicine practice internationally. The survey was sent to oral medicine experts across the world, and responses were electronically stored and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: Two hundred respondents completed the survey representing 40 countries from six continents. The two most common settings for an oral medicine practice were in a hospital and a dental school. More than 88% of respondents considered management of oral mucosal disease, salivary dysfunction, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, and facial pain in the definition of oral medicine. Conclusions: (i) Oral medicine clinicians diagnose and manage a wide variety of orofacial conditions; (ii) There are significant differences in the definition of oral medicine clinical practice from country to country; (iii) India has the largest expansion of oral medicine services as defined by escalating numbers of clinicians within the specialty as compared with other countries; (iv) oral medicine practitioners have a wide range of professional responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalOral Diseases
Volume17
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Clinical practice
  • Oral medicine
  • World Workshop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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    Stoopler, E. T., Shirlaw, P., Arvind, M., Lo Russo, L., Bez, C., DeRossi, S. S., Garfunkel, A., Gibson, J., Liu, H., Liu, Q., Thongprasom, K., Wang, Q., Greenberg, M., & Brennan, M. (2011). An international survey of oral medicine practice: Proceedings from the 5th World Workshop in Oral Medicine. Oral Diseases, 17(SUPPL. 1), 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1601-0825.2011.01795.x