The presentation will highlight the field of oral medicine and its integration into the oncology landscape (oral oncology), identify oral complications associated with cancer therapies, practical approaches towards managing oral complications, and discuss the role of multi-disciplinary care through going through cases. The presentation will include challenges associated with oral care for patients undergoing cancer therapy and its role in survivorship and beyond.
- Familiarize the learner with short and long-term complications associated with cancer therapies such as salivary gland dysfunction, infections, oral mucositis, jaw osteonecrosis, graft-versus-host disease, second cancers.
- Practical approaches to management of oral complications
- Role of multi-disciplinary care
Ali Shazib, DMD
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center