Treatment Considerations for Patients With a History of Head and Neck Radiation Therapy
AGD Subject Code: 730
Although treatment of this patient population can be difficult, oral health professionals who provide high-quality care and collaborate interprofessionally with the multidisciplinary oncology team will have the most successful outcomes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize various oral conditions associated with head and neck radiation therapy (H/N RT).
- Discuss strategies for managing negative side effects that arise from H/N RT.
- Provide individualized oral care instructions about common oral symptoms associated with H/N RT.
This course was published in the July/August 2023 issue and expires August 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.