T2 – Oral Manifestations of Cancer Treatment: Oral Cancer 101

This lecture will update dental professionals on recent developments in the management of patients undergoing cancer treatment using an evidence-based approach. There will be emphasis on the role of the dentist in inter-professional oncology care. Prevention and management of acute and long-term effects of cancer treatments on the oral cavity will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Present a clinical decision-making model for evidence-based dental management of the cancer patient scheduled to receive high dose chemotherapy and/or head and neck radiation.
  • Describe recent advances regarding management of acute mucosal and/or salivary gland injury caused by high dose cancer therapies.
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of caries associated with cancer therapies.
  • Highlight the need for interdisciplinary teamwork, in particular, the opportunities for creating an interprofessional network, including oncologists and dentists, in order to enhance clinical outcomes for cancer patients.
  • Understand the importance of baseline oral examination prior to the start of cancer therapy.
  • Present changes in the oral microbiome of today’s head and neck cancer patient.
  • Global understanding of how universal cancer care guidelines are essential for greater outcomes.
  • Personalized cancer care and supportive therapy in enhancing outcome

AGD Code: 730

3 CE Hours

Audience: D, H, C

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45

Technical & Scientific
Location: Room TBD Date: February 7, 2019 Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Dr. Mark Chambers