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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018

DENT 3115 - ORAL ONCOLOGY

[18 Credits]
The objective of this course is to have students gain knowledge about oral care for the oral-cancer patient. The student will be presented the requirements of oral care for oral-cancer patients by the dentist before, during and after oral-cancer therapy either by radiation, surgery or chemotherapy, as well as combinations of these methods. Students will be instructed in the management of problems such as osteoradionecrosis, xerostomia, tooth demineralization (radiation caries), tooth sensitivity, mucositis, edema, necrosis of soft tissue, malnutrition, speech problems, drooling, with special emphasis on prevention. Prosthetic management of the pre- and post-surgical oral -cancer patient will be included.