The expanding role of dental oncology in head and neck surgery.

@article{Maureen2004TheER,
  title={The expanding role of dental oncology in head and neck surgery.},
  author={Sullivan Maureen},
  journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          37-46
        }
}
A comprehensive dental oncologic screening should be part of the pretreatment workup of patients who have head and neck cancer. This screening should be performed by a dentist who is familiar with the pathologic process of disease and type of treatment being rendered; in addition, he or she should comprehend the various morbidities associated with eradicating head and neck malignancy. The dental oncologist must provide the timeline for the surgeon and radiation oncologist in which all necessary… CONTINUE READING