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Dental Faculty Help Develop Resource for Cancer Patientsí Oral Health Dental faculty help develop resource for cancer patientsí oral health

February 2005

Several Dental School faculty members at the Health Science Center made significant contributions to a newly released monograph for dentists treating cancer patients.

The second edition of "Oral Health in Cancer Therapy: A Guide for Health Care Professionals" is a 62-page text developed by the statewide Dental Oncology Education Program, a component of the Texas Cancer Council. Topics range from the effects of chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, and head and neck radiation therapy to nutritional support of cancer patients, management of acute oral pain and special considerations for pediatric patients.

Spencer W. Redding, D.D.S., M.Ed., professor of general dentistry, served as one of the three editors. Contributing authors from the Health Science Centerís general dentistry department were Laurie L. Bradley, D.D.S., assistant professor; Carl W. Haveman, D.D.S., M.S., associate professor; and Stephanie R. Jackson, D.D.S, assistant professor who since has moved to practice in a community health center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

The monograph is available to any dentist in Texas through the Dental Oncology Education Program at www.doep.org.


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