Oral Oncology: What You Need to Know

Friday, March 5, 2021

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 3/5/2021 11:00 AM


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Course Description

Course Description:


Patients undergoing treatment for cancer present with a unique set of medical concerns and potential complications. Immunosuppression, radiation therapy, and cytotoxic drugs can cause painful and debilitating effects on the oral mucosa, increase the risk of infection, and alter the normal healing process expected after dental procedures. Unfortunately, these experiences are realized to some degree or another by patients with all types of cancer – not just patients with oral cancer. This program will provide evidence based guidelines to help manage the oral health needs of the cancer patient.



Course Objectives:


Upon completion of this course, participants will:


  • learn to identify and manage soft tissue problems and other oral issues specific to cancer therapy, including mucositis, osteonecrosis, and severe dry mouth.
  • become familiar with some of the common diseases affecting the oral mucosa and salivary glands
  • learn the etiology and clinical presentations of these conditions
  • understand conventional therapies used to treat these conditions
  • become familiar with newer modalities of treatment for these conditions


Who should attend: dentists, hygienists, and assistants


Scott S. DeRossi, DMD

Professor of Oral Medicine

Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences, Adams School of Dentistry

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medicine

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




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Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Live Webinar Online


Tuition: Dentists - $95. / Auxiliaries - $50
Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 3
Course #: 56421W
AGD Code: 730



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Live Webinar Online



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