Oral and Dental Sequelae of Cancer Therapy

Lauren Levi, DMD, Oral and Dental Sequelae of Cancer Therapy
Speaker: Lauren Levi, DMD
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
How should dentists treat patients undergoing cancer therapy? The course will discuss dental oncologic issues including the pathophysiology and management of osteoradionecrosis of the jaw. It will als...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 2/17/2016
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 730.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, cancer is devastating disease that affects everyone. Unfortunately, though cancer therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation treatment, saves many lives, it is often associated with several sequelae including oral and dental sequelae. How do we treat these manifestations? When is it appropriate or safe to conduct dental treatment on patients undergoing cancer therapy?

This course focuses on the dental and oral manifestations of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or head and neck surgery and management of these conditions. It also reviews the ideal time to treat patients while they are undergoing cancer therapy.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define what osteoradionecrosis of the jaw is and how to manage it
  • Identify what specific blood counts are safe for dental treatment
  • Identify the oral sequelae of head and neck radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Propose treatment options to address these sequelae
Description of Speaker:
Trained in dental oncology, Lauren Levi, D.M.D., 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. After receiving her DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Dr. Levi, completed a general practice residency program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Due to her passion for oral medicine and oncology, she pursued a fellowship in dental oncology after completing her residency. 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. 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.

The speaker declares that neither she nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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