Supporting Oral Health in Patients with Breast Cancer
Supporting Oral Health in Patients with Breast Cancer Dental hygienists play a vital role in helping these patients maintain their oral health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the risk factors for breast cancer.
- Discuss the treatments for breast cancer and their effects on oral health.
- Explain the appropriate oral care regimen that should be provided prior to initiating breast cancer treatment and during chemotherapy.
- List the implications of antiestrogen therapy on oral health.
This course was published in the November 2015 issue and expires November 30, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.