Rajpal Tattar had graduated from the University of Manchester with degrees in Anatomical Sciences and Dentistry. Rajpal has completed Dental Foundation Training in the West Midlands, Dental Core Training 1 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the community services, and Dental Core Training 2 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. He is currently a Junior Clinical Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Preston Hospital and has an interest in Research and Periodontal surgery.
In this blog Rajpal Tattar looks at a review and meta-analysis investigating the correlation between oral lichen planus and peri-implant disease. Only two small observational studies were included so the availabel evidence is very limited.
In his first blog for the Dental Elf Rajpal Tattar take a look at a review of the diagnostic accuracy of salivary biomarkers for the detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The review considers two biomarkers, cytokeratin 19 fragment (CYFRA 21-1) and for matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) but there is no conclusive evidence for either at present.