Oncology

ASM 2018: Oral Care for the Medically Compromised Patient

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  Dr. Deborah Saunders is the Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, Ont. She is a global adviser on the subject of osteonecrosis of the jaw ...

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ASM 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Dentistry: HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancers

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  Dr. Deborah Saunders is the Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, Ont. She is a global adviser on the subject of osteonecrosis of the jaw ...

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How Important Is It to Treatment Plan for the Patient with Oral Cancer?

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Lauren Levi to a CDA Oasis conversation about treating patients with head and neck cancer. Oral cancer therapy is associated with a multitude of head and neck sequelae and dentists are pressed to come up with a treatment plan that not only minimizes the risk of these sequelae but also help educate the patient about oral hygiene instruction and methods to help reduce risk for developing these conditions. Dr. Levi is is Clinical Instructor in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  My hope is that you find the information ...

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Incidental Radiographic Findings: Why You Should Never Ignore Them!

Dr. John O’Keefe welcomed Dr. Bob Wood to speak about a clinical case that shows important incidental radiographic findings. Dr. Wood is a dental radiologist and a forensic dentist. He is also Chief of Dentistry at Princess Margaret Hospital.  The radiograph shown and shared in this video presentation is courtesy of our valuable CDA Oasis contributor Dr. Jessica Metcalfe.  We hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Important Principles of radiographic Interpretation An essential first step is to ensure that there ...

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Can Silver Diamine Fluoride Arrest Post-Radiation Caries? Case Report

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe prepared an Oasis presentation about the possibility of using silver diamine fluoride to arrest post-radiation caries. Silver diamine fluoride is fairly new in Canada; and to date its efficacy has only been proven with children and older adults. Through these cases, Dr. Metcalfe is exploring the possibility of helping patients who undergo radiation and experience dry mouth and subsequent caries. Dr. Metcalfe is staff dentist in the Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. I hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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Measuring the Impact of Oral Cancer on Quality of Life

I hosted Dr. Jesus Amadeo Valdez as the primary author of a recent article that was published in the Dental Clinics of North America. The article speaks about the importance of measuring the impact of oral cancer on the patients’ quality of health. The physical and financial impacts of such as devastating disease are well known and documented. However, the psychological impacts are less obvious and on some occasions form a communication barrier between the patient and their oral health care provider. We thought it would be beneficial to shed some light on such a topic.  Dr. Valdez is Chief resident ...

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The Latest on Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Discovery

My interview with Dr. Michaell Huber served as a review of the current status and of the latest in the area of adjunctive diagnostic techniques for diagnosing and discovering oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Dr. Huber is Professor and specialist in oral medicine in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio Dental School. He authored an article in the Dental Clinics of North America titled: Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques to diagnose Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer. I hope you find the information valuable and enjoy the conversation. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! ...

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JADA Article Commentary: Dental Disease Before Radiotherapy in Patients with Head & Neck Cancer

In December 2017, the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) published an article on guidelines for preventive dental care. In it, the authors attempted to bridge a perceived knowledge gap through the development of a clinical registry of dental outcomes in head and neck cancer patients.  Dr. Bob Wood, oral radiologist and forensic dentist at Princess Margaret Cancer Center, suggests that the article needs a careful interpretation and an appropriate contextualization of the individualized treatment provided to these patients.  I hope you find the information beneficial and you will share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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