Delivering caries prevention

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Supporting patients living with cancer
Evidence-based caries prevention

Delivering caries prevention

Please find below information and downloads on:

Supporting patients living with cancer
Evidence-based caries prevention

Learn from patients Roy & Kerry as they share the impact of cancer treatment on their oral health and what they believe patients need from dental professionals.

When Roy was diagnosed with neck cancer he faced a tough mental and physical battle to fight the disease. Despite being a qualified hygienist it was often hard to remember everything he needed to do and needed his wife to attend appointments with him to listen to the advice and ensure nothing was forgotten. Watch Roy’s video to hear his advise for dental professionals treating patients who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Despite regularly visiting the dentist and having good oral health prior to her appendiceal cancer diagnosis, Kerry still lost a tooth during her treatment which had a huge impact on her mental health. Watch Kerry speak to hear more about the impact her appendiceal cancer treatment had on her oral health.

Downloadable article – Supporting patients living with cancer by Joss Harding

“As clinicians, we are aware of the impact cancer itself can have on a patient’s oral health, but, due to time constraints, we rarely have the chance to speak to patients and fully understand the additional impact of their cancer treatment. In my role as ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation, I am passionate about supporting the oral health of cancer patients along their whole journey”

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Joss Harding is a clinical ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. She won Dental Hygienist of the Year in 2018 and, in 2020, she joined the team caring for head and neck cancer patients at Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

Joss is a well-known speaker at national events where she addresses dental, medical, and patient groups about the need for a more collaborative and holistic approach to the ongoing mouth care of patients living with cancer.

On-demand webinar: Cancer diagnosis, your patient and their oral health

1 in 2 people are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that a significant proportion of your patients’ oral health will be impacted by the direct and indirect side effects of cancer. Join Joss Harding as she discusses what you can do to support your patients and hear from two of Joss’s patients as they share their story.

Anticipated GDC outcomes:

Aim:

To highlight the impact a cancer diagnosis on an individual, their personal life, and the effect that diagnosis and treatment has on their oral health.

Quality Assurance:

Click here to download a copy of the QA document.

Learning outcomes:

To understand the role of dental professionals treating patients living with cancer

To recognise the impact a cancer diagnosis has on a patient’s mental and physical health and the effect this has on their oral health

To be confident supporting patients to maintain their oral health throughout treatment

To explore practical advice for the ongoing management of patients living with cancer, from diagnosis and beyond

Learn from patients Roy & Kerry as they share the impact of cancer treatment on their oral health and what they believe patients need from dental professionals.

Despite regularly visiting the dentist and having good oral health prior to her appendiceal cancer diagnosis, Kerry still lost a tooth during her treatment which had a huge impact on her mental health. Watch Kerry speak to hear more about the impact her appendiceal cancer treatment had on her oral health.

When Roy was diagnosed with neck cancer he faced a tough mental and physical battle to fight the disease. Despite being a qualified hygienist it was often hard to remember everything he needed to do and needed his wife to attend appointments with him to listen to the advice and ensure nothing was forgotten. Watch Roy’s video to hear his advise for dental professionals treating patients who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Downloadable article – Supporting patients
living with cancer by Joss Harding

“As clinicians, we are aware of the impact cancer itself can have on a patient’s oral health, but, due to time constraints, we rarely have the chance to speak to patients and fully understand the additional impact of their cancer treatment. In my role as ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation, I am passionate about supporting the oral health of cancer patients along their whole journey”

View article

Joss Harding is a clinical ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. She won Dental Hygienist of the Year in 2018 and, in 2020, she joined the team caring for head and neck cancer patients at Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

Joss is a well-known speaker at national events where she addresses dental, medical, and patient groups about the need for a more collaborative and holistic approach to the ongoing mouth care of patients living with cancer.

On-demand webinar: Cancer diagnosis, your patient and their oral health

1 in 2 people are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that a significant proportion of your patients’ oral health will be impacted by the direct and indirect side effects of cancer. Join Joss Harding as she discusses what you can do to support your patients and hear from two of Joss’s patients as they share their story.

Anticipated GDC outcomes:

Aim:

To highlight the impact a cancer diagnosis on an individual, their personal life, and the effect that diagnosis and treatment has on their oral health.

Quality Assurance:

Click here to download a copy of the QA document.

Learning outcomes:

To understand the role of dental professionals treating patients living with cancer

To recognise the impact a cancer diagnosis has on a patient’s mental and physical health and the effect this has on their oral health

To be confident supporting patients to maintain their oral health throughout treatment

To explore practical advice for the ongoing management of patients living with cancer, from diagnosis and beyond