Advances in optical adjunctive aids for visualisation and detection of oral malignant and potentially malignant lesions

Bhatia, Nirav, Lalla, Yastira, Vu, An N. and Farah, Camile S. (2013) Advances in optical adjunctive aids for visualisation and detection of oral malignant and potentially malignant lesions. International Journal of Dentistry, 2013 194029.1-194029.18. doi:10.1155/2013/194029

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Author Bhatia, Nirav
Lalla, Yastira
Vu, An N.
Farah, Camile S.
Title Advances in optical adjunctive aids for visualisation and detection of oral malignant and potentially malignant lesions
Journal name International Journal of Dentistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1687-8728
1687-8736
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1155/2013/194029
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2013
Start page 194029.1
End page 194029.18
Total pages 18
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Collection year 2014
Subject 3500 Dentistry
Abstract Traditional methods of screening for oral potentially malignant disorders and oral malignancies involve a conventional oral examination with digital palpation. Evidence indicates that conventional examination is a poor discriminator of oral mucosal lesions. A number of optical aids have been developed to assist the clinician to detect oral mucosal abnormalities and to differentiate benign lesions from sinister pathology. This paper discusses advances in optical technologies designed for the detection of oral mucosal abnormalities. The literature regarding such devices, VELscope and Identafi, is critically analysed, and the novel use of Narrow Band Imaging within the oral cavity is also discussed. Optical aids are effective in assisting with the detection of oral mucosal abnormalities; however, further research is required to evaluate the usefulness of these devices in differentiating benign lesions from potentially malignant and malignant lesions.
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