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Dental Oncology: Your Role in Caring for the Oncology Patient

According to WHO, Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths, or one in six deaths, in 2018. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and thyroid cancer are the most common among women. Dental professionals play a significant role for their patients that are undergoing oncology treatment. We will discuss the challenges dental professionals face when confronted with oncology patients.

Course Objectives: • Understand the Unique Challenges Associated With The Treatment of Oncology Patients Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment. • Learn 5 Common Cancer Side Effects and Understand How They Relate to Dentistry and Your Role as A Provider.

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