Open the window of knowledge, Dental Seminar
Today, worldwide, 43.8 million of people survive with cancer, while 18.1 million are diagnosed with cancer every year. By 2040 this number is estimated to increase 60%. Two out of 10 men and women have been estimated to develop cancer during their lifespan.
Cancer therapies are related to complications. The oral cavity is a major target of cancer therapies and a significant site of cancer therapy-related oral complications.
The contribution of the appropriately educated dentist in the multidisciplinary team is an urgent need [FDI – International Dental Federation 2020-2021].
We are pleased to announce our Seminars for the education, sensitization and information of the General Dentists, which are organized by the Oncology Patients Support PC. The goal of the Seminars is the education of the dentists regarding (a) assessment of the oral cavity and the repair-stabilization of oral disease, prior to the initiation of cancer therapy, (b) management of oral health in collaboration with the oncologist, during therapy and (c) follow, prevent, and care of oral chronic complications after the completion of cancer therapy.
The Webinars are approved by the National Organization for Medicines.
Co-Ordinator: Professor Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis
Professor Nicolatou-Galitis is Scientific Responsible / Lead / Member:
- Scientific Responsible: Educational program – Best Practice for Oral Mucositis, British Medical Journal Best Practice, https://bestpractice.bmj.com/
- Scientific Responsible: Educational program for Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw – MRONJ of the ecancer- ecancerMedicalSciences- ecancer.org and Member of the European Expert Group for MRONJ, Chair Sven Otto.
- Member: Health Systems and Treatment Optimization Network of the European Cancer Organization, europeancancer.org
- Prof. Nicolatou has served as Chair of the Bone and Musculoskeletal Study Group of Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer-MASCC, 2015-2020, and President of the International Society of Oral Oncology, www.mascc.org
Erin Watson, Deputy Chief of Dental Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada, Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Vice Chair, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer-MASCC Oral Care Study Group. 26.1.2022 - "Practical solutions for post-radiation caries."
Introduction and brief presentations by:
Dimitrios Kardamakis, Director of Radiotherapy Oncology Department, General University Hospital of Patras, Professor Radiοtherapy Oncology, Medical School, University of Patras. 26.1.2022
Evangelia Razis, Medical Oncologist, Director 3rd Oncology Clinic "Hygeia" Hospital, Co-founder of Contemporary Oncology Team. 2.2.2022
Dimitrios Balafoukos, Medical Oncologist, Director A Clinic "Metropolitan" Hospital. 9.2.2022
The photo is courtesy of Nektarios Mastoropoulos, kindly donated to Cure Cancer.
Comments by dentists who attended the seminars
Opened a window of knowledge and cooperation with specialists for the better treatment of our patients,
One of the best seminars I attended!
We would be very moved if we could help even one of our fellow human beings,
I am very lucky, I received valuable knowledge,
It contained what it should, without confusing the audience,
Excellent presentation, to the point, It will help me in my daily clinical practice,
I highly recommend it to colleagues, I am grateful,
Many explanatory slides, Simple, practical, understandable instructions,
Important knowledge, with immediate application in clinical practice,
Will help all colleagues, regardless of specialty,
Love and respect for collaborative knowledge and contribution in the field of Health was the main feature.
The title of the seminar is Dental management of cancer patients and consists of 3 webinars, 2 to 3 hours duration, in three main areas of disease and therapy for small groups of 12-15 colleagues.
Starting Date: January 26, 2022
Webinar 1: Oral Supportive Care in patients with Head, Neck and Oral Cancer.
Webinar 2: Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Medication
Webinar 3: Oral Complications related to the current biological therapies.
Oncology Patients Support PC, CureCancer