On The Cover September-October 2011

On The Cover September-October 2011

Minnesota Dental Association:


Oral cancer remains among the most debilitating and disfiguring cancers. In this first comprehensive study of clinicopathologic characteristics of solely intraoral malignancies over  a 16-year period in the state of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratories have given us a discussion of the types, totals, tracking,  and trends that will help inform and guide dental practitioners to an enhanced awareness of their role in detecting this disease. 
 
Cover photo shows authors Matthew Reiland, left, and Dr. Ioannis Koutlas at work. Photo courtesy of Dr. Ioannis Koutlas.