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Dental Management of Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

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A summary of recently published data from the landmark OraRad study, which seeks to facilitate evidence-based dental management of this patient cohort.

AGD Subject Code: 730

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

  1. Describe the OraRad study and highlight key findings regarding the oral health effects of radiation therapy on patients diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck.
  2. Explain the common course of radiation treatment and exposure for patients with head and neck cancers.
  3. List recommended management strategies for this patient population.
  4. Discuss factors that may increase risk for dental caries, periodontal involvement and osteoradionecrosis among this cohort.

This course was issued in September 2022 and expires September 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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