Managing Xerostomia During Cancer Therapy
Implementing protective oral measures can help patients being treated for cancers of the head and neck maintain optimal oral health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx.
- Discuss the effects of radiation on salivary gland function and the resulting impact on caries risk.
- Identify strategies for helping this patient population maintain optimal oral health.
This course was issued in August 2021 and expires August 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.