Mark Chambers DMD, MS

"Update in Oral Oncology"



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 Saturday, January 21, 2012

11:00 am

International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting

The Fairmont Hotel

Dallas, Texas




This lecture offers the endodontist a practical approach to understanding current oncologic therapy at a major comprehensive cancer center.  Multiple topics will be presented: fundamentals of clinical oncology principles and current oncologic therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgical intervention, or combination treatment), multidisciplinary approach in treatment of the head and neck oncology patient, oral morbidities (skeletal abnormalities, infection, pain), and management (alternative medicine, novel topical analgesia therapy, denosumab, third generation antimicrobials).  Lastly, a common sense approach to endodontic therapy of the advanced oral cancer patient will be presented.

Educational Objectives:


  1. Understand fundamentals of major cancer therapies for head and neck cancer

  2. Understand oral morbidities of current oncologic therapy and its impact on the health of the cancer patient
  3. Establish management strategies of primary oral sequelae and secondary hard/soft tissue disorders of cancer therapy

  4. Understand the strategies for improved healing following endodontic therapy of the advanced cancer patient