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 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.[read the full story...]