Oral Care and Oncology

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Presenter: Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH

1 CEU

Oral health is often overlooked after a cancer diagnosis. Oral side effects of cancer therapies can cause added pain, financial hardships, psychological distress, and a diminished quality-of-life. Oral changes can lead to complications or delays of treatments, potentially compromising outcomes and may have a continued negative impact long after cancer treatments have been completed. This presentation will review potential oral side effects of cancer therapies with practical tips to avoid or manage them for optimal patient care.

Following this course, you will be able to:
Describe oral side effects of cancer treatments and how they may affect quality of life and mortality.
Discuss ways to avoid and manage short-term and long-term oral side effects.
Provide resources for continued support for oral health