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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 479-480

Novel classification system based on mental attitude for patients with oral leukoplakia: A proposal


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sanpreet S Sachdev
301, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, P D' Mello Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_147_22

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The patient's mental attitude is crucial in accepting the condition and compliance with tobacco cessation counseling. Even so, it was not considered a contributory factor in any of the earlier risk assessment systems. In this context, we have proposed a classification system to categorize patients with leukoplakia based on their mental attitude about understanding the risk associated with the disease and their motivation toward tobacco cessation.


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