JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD
JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, is a professor and graduate program director in the Department of Dental Hygiene at ISU. She is a past president of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, dental professionals play a pivotal role in managing oral complications from hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
Using medications to treat conditions for other than which they are approved can raise concerns over ineffective treatment, adverse reactions and possible litigation.
Pretreatment planning, proper assessment and effective communication will ensure optimal treatment for this patient population.