Andrew Osafo

Andrew Osafo

Author at Dentistry Online

Dr Andrew Osafo BDS Dip Sed FIADFE Primary and secondary care dentist
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Redefining dentistry – the benefits of silver diamine fluoride

Andrew Osafo talks about the benefits that silver diamine fluoride can bring to minimally invasive dentistry, treating hypersensitivity and its potential for caries control. In which clinical situations would you recommend the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF)? Andrew Osafo (AO): SDF has been used in dentistry for decades around the world, both as a … Continued

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Adjunctive techniques for mouth cancer screening

Andrew Osafo reviews vital tissue staining, chemiluminescence and autofluorescence as aids to mouth cancer screening. As dental professionals, we are in a prime position to educate the public about mouth cancer. Are you doing this? Mouth cancer is a serious and debilitating disease that can devastate lives – and prematurely end them. The Mouth Cancer … Continued

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How to screen for mouth cancer

Ciro Gilvetti and Andrew Osafo review the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer and explain how to perform a mouth cancer examination. November was Mouth Cancer Action Month – a campaign that aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer to enable people to become ‘mouthaware’ and save lives through prevention and early detection. Although Mouth … Continued

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Mouth Cancer Action Month – be a lifesaver

Andrew Osafo reports on the launch night for Mouth Cancer Action Month and what dental professionals can do to raise awareness. Mouth cancer is a serious and debilitating disease that can devastate and prematurely end lives. To raise awareness, Mouth Cancer Action Month runs throughout November. The campaign will allow people to become ‘mouth aware’, … Continued

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