Through preventive efforts and early diagnosis and treatment, dental teams can play a vital role in managing oral and systemic diseases — including many forms of cancer.
AGD Subject Code: 149
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and risks associated with cancer and periodontal disease.
- Identify the association between oral bacteria and colon, gastric and oropharyngeal cancers.
- List additional factors that impact oral health and cancer risk, and explain innovative methods that may help patients improve and maintain oral health.
This course was issued in January 2023 and expires January 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.