When multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care, it results in improved outcomes, a better care experience and a reduction in health costs. Often, patients visit the dentist more often than they visit their general health care provider. Prehabilitation concepts will keep your patients mouths healthier during times when their immune system is compromised such as after a cancer diagnosis. The majority of physician offices reported not having any information, such as pamphlets or website contact information, in order to facilitate referrals to dentists. The dental office can offer screenings for a variety of systemic issues and studies reveal most medical doctors would welcome that contribution. These concepts will assist everyone involved in the oncology patient’s care to oftentimes prevent and at least minimize many of the common oral side effects of cancer treatment.Sponsored by: Sunstar Americas’ GUM® brand
Assist in developing an anticipatory treatment plan for the cancer patient’s oral care needs
Evaluate the variety of products available, understand when they are indicated.
Better understand the role of dentistry in Interdisciplinary Care of a cancer patient.
Be able to make appropriate patient recommendations and referrals.