Literature on Head and Neck Cancer and Oral Health
 
Prevalence of candida species in the oral cavity of patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy
Azizi and Rezaei
2010, Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
The aim of this study was evaluation of Candida species before and after radiotherapy.
 
Systematic review of primary osseointegrated dental implants in head and neck oncology (abstract)
Barber et al.
2010, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of articles concerning primary osseointegrated dental implants in the head and neck oncology setting.
 
Radiation-induced leiomyosarcoma of the maxillofacial region: Facial reconstruction with implant-retained prosthesis (abstract)
Karakoca et al.
2010, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Radiation-induced leiomyosarcoma, which is an uncommon tumor in the head and neck region, was treated by means of large surgical resection. Implant-retained prosthetic rehabilitation of the patient resulted in acceptable functional and cosmetic results, and the patient has resumed social activities.
 
Dental management for head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy: comprehensive patient based planning – a case report (abstract)
Higham et al.
2009, Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association
Authors report a case of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the throat above the larynx (supraglottic), who did not adhere to dental treatment recommendations for both pre- and post radiation dental management. The focus of this case report is to create awareness within the clinician that, in addition to evaluating the patient for the disease related issues that may affect the oral cavity and dentition, a total management plan should include factors beyond the structural oral problems related to the cancer.
  
Dental extractions related to head and neck radiotherapy: ten-year experience of a single institution (abstract)
Koga et al.
2008, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology
This study evaluates the frequency of osteoradionecrosis associated with dental extractions.
  
Radiation Treatment Breaks and Ulcerative Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer
Russo et al.
2008, The Oncologist
Article discusses the impact of ulcerative mucositis on unscheduled radiotherapy breaks and its effects on treatment outcomes.
  
Dental management of low socioeconomic level patients before radiotherapy of the head and neck with special emphasis on the prevention of osteoradionecrosis
Bonan et al.
2006, Brazilian Dental Journal
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the dental status of Brazilian head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients with low socioeconomic level as well as to discuss the dental treatment performed and the oral side effects of radiotherapy.
  
Dental status and quality of life in long-term head and neck cancer survivors
Duke et al.
2005, The Laryngoscope
Article analyzes how the dental status of long-term head and neck cancer survivors affects their subjective quality of life.
  
Oral health needs of the head and neck radiotherapy patient: 2. Oral and dental care before, during and after radiotherapy
Omer et al.
2005, Dental Update
Head and neck cancers will manifest with oral signs and symptoms, thus placing the GDP in the unique position of being able to detect and positively influence outcomes. As well, the GDP has a vital, proactive role to play in supportive care before, during and following surgery and radiotherapy.
  
Oral health care in head and neck cancer
Sutthavong et al.
2005, Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand
Article discusses the dental considerations pre-, during- and post- chemo/radiotherapy for patients with head and neck cancer.
  
Preservation of oral health-related quality of life and salivary flow rates after inverse-planned intensity- modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head-and-neck cancer
Parliament et al.
2004, International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics
The purpose of this study was to assess whether comprehensive bilateral neck intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head-and-neck cancer results in preserving of oral health-related quality of life and sparing of salivary flow in the first year after therapy.
  
Oral and dental management related to radiation therapy for head and neck cancer
Hancock et al.
2003, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association
Paper offers the dental team an overview of the consequences associated with radiotherapy, as well as a systematic overview of preventing or managing acute and chronic conditions before and during radiotherapy. In addition, it reviews considerations for continued treatment needs during the patient’s lifetime.
 
Oral Sequelae of Head and Nek Radiotherapy
Vissink et al.
2003, Critical Reviews in Oral Biology & Medicine
Article discusses the radiation-induced changes in healthy oral tissues and the resulting clinical consequences.
 
Preradiation dental decisions in patients with head and neck cancer
Bruins et al.
2001
A manuscript discussing the dental considerations pre-chemo/radiotherapy for patients with head and neck cancer.
 
QQuality of life and oral function in patients treated with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer
Epstein et al.
2001, Head & Neck
Results of thResults of this study indicate the need to determine oral dysfunction after head and neck cancer therapy, so that the most predictable cure or best palliation of the malignancy with the least impact on oral function and quality of life is chosen.
 
Oral health and quality of life among patients with head and neck cancer or haematological malignancies
Ohrn et al.
2001, Supportive Care in Cancer
The aim of thThe aim of this study was to monitor the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with head and neck cancer or haematological malignancies during a period from before to after medical treatment, and to investigate the relationship s between patient experiences of oral symptoms and HRQoL.
 
Nutritional implications of dental and swallowing issues in head and neck cancer
Sist
1998, Oncology
Article discusses the nutritional needs of patients with head and neck cancer and how the nutritional status of head and neck cancer patients is frequently compromised due to poor oral hygiene, ill-fitting dentures, and a high incidence of alcoholism.