An Interdisciplinary Approach to Head and Neck Cancers

The diagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) (Figure 1) can be devastating with many unknown outcomes. HNSCC is best managed with an interdisciplinary approach involving medical and radiation oncologists, primary care physicians, general dentists, dental hygienists, oral surgeons, maxillofacial prosthodontists, and dental oncologists. The literature demonstrates that the knowledge of oral health professionals on dental oncology is lacking.1

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