Dental: Dental Treatment Planning for the Patient with Oral Cancer

9.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course
Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers, and of all head and neck cancers, they comprise about 85% of that category. Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. Treatment of oral cancers is ideally a multidisciplinary approach involving the efforts of surgeons, radiation oncologists, chemotherapy oncologists, dental practitioners, nutritionists, and rehabilitation and restorative specialists. Because oral cancer therapy is associated with xerostomia, increased risk for dental decay, mucositis, neuropathy and dysguesia among other sequelae, the dental professional plays a key role in helping their patients plan for and manage these sequelae as well as avoid more serious sequelae.

This intermediate-level course outlines the dental professional's role in helping their patients before, during, and after oral cancer therapy.

Course Objectives
  1. Discuss the pretreatment initial examination for patients who are about to undergo oral cancer treatment for the first time and patients with history of head and neck cancer.
  2. List the pretreatment objectives for patients with oral cancer.
  3. Explain the treatment planning and management of patients both during and after oral cancer therapy.

About the Author
Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

AGD Subject Code: 730
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Dental Treatment Planning for the Patient with Oral Cancer

9.95
About the Course
Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers, and of all head and neck cancers, they comprise about 85% of that category. Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. Treatment of oral cancers is ideally a multidisciplinary approach involving the efforts of surgeons, radiation oncologists, chemotherapy oncologists, dental practitioners, nutritionists, and rehabilitation and restorative specialists. Because oral cancer therapy is associated with xerostomia, increased risk for dental decay, mucositis, neuropathy and dysguesia among other sequelae, the dental professional plays a key role in helping their patients plan for and manage these sequelae as well as avoid more serious sequelae.

This intermediate-level course outlines the dental professional's role in helping their patients before, during, and after oral cancer therapy.

Course Objectives
  1. Discuss the pretreatment initial examination for patients who are about to undergo oral cancer treatment for the first time and patients with history of head and neck cancer.
  2. List the pretreatment objectives for patients with oral cancer.
  3. Explain the treatment planning and management of patients both during and after oral cancer therapy.

About the Author
Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

AGD Subject Code: 730