Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

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Publisher's Synopsis

An accessible advisory guide for dental professionals to the area of care for head and neck cancer patients

Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists is an advisory guide that enables dental hygienists, dental therapists, and other health care professionals to appreciate the journey undertaken by head and neck cancer patients. Focusing on the before, during, and after treatments, the book covers common head and neck cancer treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and innovative new therapies. It also discusses treatment complications such as halitosis, osteoradionecrosis, and radiation dermatitis. Some of the other sample topics discussed by the well-qualified authors include:

  • An introduction to substance misuse and oral health and the early detection of mouth cancer
  • The role of a dietitian in the care of head and neck cancer patients
  • Proton beam therapy and transoral robotic surgery
  • Physiotherapy for someone diagnosed with a head/neck cancer
  • Lifestyle factors in oral cancer and pain management in head and neck cancer patients

Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists is an immensely valuable resource for dental hygienists, dental therapists, and other health care professionals who work in primary and secondary care.

Book information

ISBN: 9781119795001
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.9949100246176
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 858g
Height: 216mm
Width: 275mm
Spine width: 16mm