Fake news and oral healthcare

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Fake news and oral healthcare. / Dias da Silva, Marco Antonio; Walmsley, Damian.

In: Dental Update, Vol. 47, No. 8, 02.09.2020, p. 629-632.

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title = "Fake news and oral healthcare",
abstract = "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.",
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