Oral cancer incidence is rising, with both the consequences of the disease and sequelae of treatment often having a significant impact on patient oral health and functionality. As a result, the restorative dentist has a key and varied role within the head and neck multidisciplinary team, from dental pre-assessments to complex oral rehabilitations following extensive surgical management. Radiotherapy is a key pillar of head and neck cancer treatment but also presents a particular set of issues for patients and their management by clinicians. Communication between all team members is vital to ensure optimal patient treatment, and ultimately led to the development of two novel intraoral shield appliances for dentate and edentulous patients to help combat some of these undesirable side effects.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||British Dental Journal|
|Early online date||27 Nov 2020|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2020|