8/12 – 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm – Course C1: “Supporting a Patient’s Smile Throughout Chemo and Radiation Therapy”

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Virtual Presentation
6:00 p.m.—8:15 p.m.
3 CEU’s

According to the American Cancer Society, 1,688,780 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. With more and more of our patient’s facing a cancer diagnosis, collaboration with other health care providers throughout their treatment is essential. This course will review the oral manifestations of chemotherapy, radiation and other forms of cancer treatment as well as review preventative therapies to support your patient’s oral health before, during and after treatment.

Learning objectives:

  • List the different oral side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatment therapies
  • Recognize the early stages of oral conditions resulting from cancer treatment
  • Describe preventive treatment for hard and soft tissue to prevent destruction of oral tissue
  • Identify resources for healthcare professionals in treating patients with cancer

Presented by: Diane Peterson, RDH, M.Ed
Diane Peterson is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, covering seven states in the Northeast region of the country. She joined Colgate from Vermont Technical College where she was a full time faculty member. Diane graduated from the University of Vermont with an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science Degree in Education at the University of Vermont. She has nearly thirty years of clinical expertise in the field combining many roles including clinician, educator, advocate, and research-er. She has developed and presented courses to student dental professionals, professional associations, dental socie-ties and study clubs. Her focus is to provide dental professionals with current scientific research and information to assist them with making active, evidence-based recommendations in their clinical practice. Diane is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

This course is supported by an educational grant from Colgate Palmolive.


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