Oral Effects and Dental Management of Chemotherapy Patients, 3rd Edition

About the Course:
This basic-level course, appropriate for dentists, hygienists, and assistants, reviews the oral effects of chemotherapy, the types of oral infections usually seen in patients undergoing chemotherapy and how to best manage patients’ oral health needs during this time. The dental professional’s goals in caring for this segment of the patient population are to maintain the integrity of the oral mucosa, prevent secondary infection, provide pain relief, and maintain dietary intake.
Course Objectives:
  1. Explain alterations seen in the oral mucosa caused by chemotherapy.
  2. Recognize the different oral lesions seen in the immunocompromised patient.
  3. Identify the sources of oral infections seen in immunocompromised patients.
  4. Outline the protocols for the dental management of patients before, during, and after chemotherapy.
About the Author:
Evan B. Rosen, DMD, MPH, is a maxillofacial prosthodontist and lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rosen completed his master’s degree in public health at Florida International University, his doctor of dental medicine degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and his prosthodontics residency at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York. Dr. Rosen continued his professional training by completing a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Rosen is actively engaged in research focusing on quality of life outcomes and the management of medically complex patients.

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