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Strategies to Support Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

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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:

  1. Explain the common course of radiation treatment and exposure for patients with head and neck cancers.
  2. List recommended management strategies for this patient population.
  3. 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.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
3621 Harbor Blvd., Suite 265, Santa Ana, CA 92704

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