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Dent Clin North Am. 2018 Jan;62(1):121-130. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Oct 7.

Dental Treatment Planning for the Patient with Oral Cancer.

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Department of Dentistry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1187, New York, NY 10029, USA.
Department of Oral Medicine, UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-1605, USA. Electronic address:


Oral cancer therapy is associated with a multitude of head and neck sequelae that includes, but is not limited to, hyposalivation, increased risk for dental caries, osteoradionecrosis of the jaw, radiation fibrosis syndrome, mucositis, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, dysgeusia, dysphagia, mucosal lesions, trismus, and infections. Preparing a comprehensive treatment plan for patients undergoing cancer therapy is essential to help minimize their risks for developing these oral and dental complications. In addition, dentists must take into account a patient's ongoing oncologic therapy for those patients who present to the dentist while concurrently receiving cancer treatment.


Chemotherapy; Dental care for oral cancer; Dental oncology; Head and neck radiation therapy; Oral cancer

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