Clinical assessment and management of the oral environment in the oncology patient

Walsh, L. J. (2010) Clinical assessment and management of the oral environment in the oncology patient. Australian Dental Journal, 55 66-77. doi:10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01201.x


Author Walsh, L. J.
Title Clinical assessment and management of the oral environment in the oncology patient
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
1834-7819
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01201.x
Volume 55
Start page 66
End page 77
Total pages 12
Place of publication St Leonards NSW, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The dental care of oncology patients is an important component of general dental practice. Oncology patients have additional requirements for their outpatient care in the dental office. Intense involvement of the general dental practitioner in the patient’s overall plan of care is essential so that appropriate preventive and therapeutic strategies are followed prior to chemotherapy, radiation and other medical treatments. This paper provides an overview of the role of the dental practitioner in the pre-treatment workup and post-treatment maintenance of oncology patients, and discusses the complications which occur during the intensive and in-hospital phases of care, in the context of approaches that show promise for reducing or preventing these. The role of the general dental practitioner in the maintenance of oral health for the remainder of the patient’s life is stressed, with evidence-based recommendations given for optimal use of home care products which support oral health and improve quality-of-life. © 2010 Australian Dental Association
Keyword Mucositis
Prevention
Chemotherapy
Radiation
Oncology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Oral Medicine - an update to enhance dental practice. An Australian Dental Journal Special Supplement Issue Edited by Neil W. Savage (Supplement s1)

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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