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Treatment Considerations for Patients With a History of Head and Neck Radiation Therapy

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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.

Educational ­Objectives

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize various oral conditions associated with head and neck radiation therapy (H/N RT).
  2. Discuss strategies for managing negative side effects that arise from H/N RT.
  3. 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.

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 AGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2026. Provider ID# 317924
3621 Harbor Blvd., Suite 265, Santa Ana, CA 92704

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