Course S4: “The Patient Undergoing Chemo and Radiation Therapy”

Early Bird Fee
SKU: ce2020-cs4 Category:


Friday, May 29, 2020
Vermont Technical College , Dental Hygiene Classroom
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
3 CEUs

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.

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • 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 researcher. She has developed and presented courses to student dental professionals, professional associations, dental societies 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.

These courses are supported by an educational grant from Colgate Palmolive.

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