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Dental disease before radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer
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December 2017
No evidence-based guidelines exist for preventive dental care before radiation therapy (RT) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). An ongoing multicenter, prospective cohort study, Clinical Registry of Dental Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (OraRad), is addressing this knowledge gap. The authors evaluated the level of dental disease before RT in the OraRad cohort, factors associated with dental disease, and dental treatment recommendations made before RT. As part of OraRad, the authors assessed caries, periodontal disease, dental recommendations, and dental interventions performed before RT.

Key Words. Radiation therapy; dentistry; caries; periodontal diseases; head and neck neoplasms.

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