Dentofacial Complications of Radiation Therapy
This course has been reviewed and
approved for 3 hours.
Jerome Bistritz, DDS
Although more people survive treatment of oral malignancies, the therapy often results in massive tissue injury. In addition, radiation therapy leaves these patients in a permanent risk category for the later development of osteoradionecrosis. Do you really understand all the complications that follow radiation therapy to the head and neck? Would you know how to alleviate patient suffering? Would you know enough to provide dental treatment without putting the patient at risk of osteoradionecrosis? Does your office have a protocol for treatment of cancer patients before and after radiation?
If you answered, "No," to any of the above, you need to consider taking this course. The workbook should answer all your questions, from preradiation considerations to care of obturators on long term survivors. It also includes a one page instruction sheet for patients that you are invited to copy for your own use.
Length: 3 hours
500MHz Pentium or faster with 512MB Ram (1GB recommended)
1024 x 768 minimum monitor screen resolution with 16-bit video card
Windows 2000, XP or later
Broadband connection (256 kbps or greater) connection recommended
Internet Explorer 6.0+ or Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 9.0+ required for most courses
Sound card with speakers or headphones for audio playback