The effects of tobacco smoking on oral and dental tissues*

Authors

  • Ross J. Bastiaan,

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    1. Senior Clinical Demonstrator, Department of Dental Medicine and Surgery, University of Melbourne
      Department of Dental Medicine and Surgery, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052.
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  • Peter C. Reade

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    1. Professor of Dental Medicine and Surgery, University of Melbourne
      Department of Dental Medicine and Surgery, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052.
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  • *

    Supported by a grant from the Australian Tobacco Research Foundation.

Department of Dental Medicine and Surgery, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052.

Abstract

Abstract An attempt has been made in this paper to review the clinical problem of the effects of tobacco smoking on oral and dental tissues. Clinicians are alerted to the magnitude of the problem and to its serious sequelae. An appeal is made for clinicians to disseminate preventive information, to exercise increased clinical vigilance and to consider the management of suspected neoplastic lesions as emergency situations.

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