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Dentistry and the Cancer Patient: How to Treat and Manage the Oral Sequelae of Cancer Therapies

Dentistry and the Cancer Patient: How to Treat and Manage the Oral Sequelae of Cancer Therapies

Dentistry and the Cancer Patient: How to Treat and Manage the Oral Sequelae of Cancer Therapies

Lauren Levi, DMD
Lauren Levi, DMD
on behalf of DentalEZ

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Launch date: 24 Feb 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

Reference: 168671

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This CE webinar will provide clinicians with the necessary tools to treat the dental patient undergoing head and neck radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It will focus on dental oncologic issues such as the pathophysiology and management of osteonecrosis of the jaw along with the oral and dental sequel associated with head and neck radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It will also discuss the ideal time to treat patients while undergoing chemotherapy as well as the appropriate and important questions to ask the patient's oncologist and help providers become a vital member of the patient's oncology team.

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Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will:;become more familiar with dental oncologic issues;identify when it is ideal to perform dental treatment on a patient undergoing chemotherapy
Lauren Levi, DMD

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Lauren Levi, DMD
on behalf of DentalEZ

Trained in dental oncology, Lauren Levi, D.M.D., is a general dentist who provides care to cancer patients and is committed to delivering comprehensive oral care. She has extensive experience treating patients who are receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants and who face individualized dental needs because of these treatment programs. Dr. Levi received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University. She obtained her doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree from The University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she received an award for excellence in oral medicine. After graduating, she completed a general practice residency program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. As a resident, she developed a broad skillset treating pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in the operatory and operating room. Her clinical experience has included removable and fixed prosthodontics, endodontic therapy, surgical extractions, surgical procedures with LASERs, performing biopsies, restoring implants, and treating patients with Invisalign. Due to her strong interest in oral medicine, Dr. Levi completed a dental oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) after her residency. While at MSKCC, she gained substantial training performing dental procedures on patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants. She has expertise in assessing and managing the oral manifestations of head and/or neck surgery and osteonecrosis and osteoradionecrosis of the jaw. Her areas of focus also include caring for pediatric patients, managing patients with solid and liquid tumors, and treating other non-malignant oral pathological conditions. At MSKCC, she gained additional education in tobacco and alcohol cessation and completed rotations in radiation oncology and head and neck surgery. With her knowledge of both the physical and psychological effects of cancer on patients requiring dental care, she is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cancer patients. www.laurenlevidmd.com

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits

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