Dental Oncology Knowledge Center of RI

Welcome to the Dental Oncology Knowledge Center of Rhode Island. This center is a project of the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island and was created in response to the need for oral health information by patients going through cancer treatment, their oncology teams, and dental professionals. To get started, click on one of the three buttons below that best applies to you. 

Oral Health

About Us

Learners at the 2020 Partnership Summit attended a presentation on oral complications of cancer therapy which generated great interest and realization of the impact of oral health on many. This interest sparked our curiosity and led to the formation of our oral health task force. This project aligns with the Partnership’s mission to prevent cancer and improve quality of life by broadening awareness of oral health’s impact on overall health and providing information and useful preventive strategies to those who need it, but may not be aware of the resources available.

Resources

Side Effects Support

Written by: Cassandra Faria 
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI

 

Tooth Decay
Written by: Dr. Rayani, DMD 
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI

 

Xerostomia / Dry Mouth 
Image reference: Dry tongue in Sjogren's syndrome. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.quest-eb-com.ccriezp.idm.oclc.org/search/132_1268119/1/132_1268119/cite. Accessed 25 Sep 2021.
Written by: Julie Galleshaw, CDA, RDH, PHDH, M.A., M.Ed.
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI

 

Radiation Therapy
Written by: Dr. Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI

 

Financing Oral Care
Written by: Dr. Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH and Joseph Dziobek
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI 

Chemotherapy
Written by: Dr. Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH 
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI

Bone Marrow Transplant
Written by: Dr. Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH 
Edited by: The Oral Health Task Force at PRCRI