Strategies to Support Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy
Individuals with head and neck cancer are at high risk of negative oral health effects related to recommended treatment, which frequently includes radiation.
AGD Subject Code: 730
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the common course of radiation treatment and exposure for patients with head and neck cancers.
- List recommended management strategies for this patient population.
- Discuss factors that may increase risk for dental caries, periodontal involvement, and osteoradionecrosis among this cohort.
This course was issued in March 2023 and expires March 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.
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