Fake news and oral healthcare

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Fake news is a recurrent issue in healthcare. Dentistry is not immune to its influence. Patients might find it more convenient to use the Internet to learn more about their oral and dental problems. However, online content may often be misleading and potentially harmful. The advent of COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. Here, we present simple actions to empower dental professionals against the proliferation of fake news. Understanding the implications of our online activity is important for professionals and our patients.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalDental Update
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2020