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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Dental Health
  • Guidelines for Dental Check-Ups
  • Cleaning and Care Before and During Cancer Treatments
  • The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Managing Mouth Sores and Dry Mouth
  • The Importance of Clinical Trials
  • Patient-Dentist-Oncologist Communication
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Lowell B. Anthony, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center


Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd

Professor, Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Head & Neck/Oral Oncology Program, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Connecticut Health Center


Joseph M. Lane, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Chief of Metabolic Bone Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 24, 2009.

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