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NCCS Webinar: Making the Mouth-Body Connection in Cancer Care

NCCS Webinar: Making the Mouth-Body Connection in Cancer Care
Virtual / Zoom

Oral care is one aspect of cancer treatments that is often overlooked. Oral side effects and untreated dental diseases can cause added pain, financial hardships, psychological distress, and a diminished quality of life for those being treated for cancer. Oral effects can also lead to complications or delays of therapies, which can compromise treatment outcomes. Oral changes may have a continued negative impact long after cancer treatments have been completed.

Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH will discuss current evidence of oral-systemic links with various types of cancer and success stories of hospital-based oral health programs.

This webinar will review potential oral side effects associated with various cancer treatments, as well as ways to prevent, delay, or reduce these complications by focusing on prevention and patient education. A focus on oral hygiene modifications and product recommendations will help us to empower our patients to make surprisingly simple changes to reduce their risks. We will discuss ways for the medical and dental teams to work together to provide a well-rounded approach to optimal patient care.

Register here.