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The mouth: mirror of maladies

The mouth: mirror of maladies

Dental health

Brian Mouatt
Former Chief Dental Officer
Department of Health

As President of the General Dental Council, Sir David Mason famously made the plea to dentists, "Let us put the mouth back in the body." Rightly, he felt that dentists at the time had grown away from mainstream medical practice. They were concentrating too much on the "drill and fill" aspects of their work and not enough on the whole health of the patient. It was a timely cry for common sense, and happily one to which the profession has responded.

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