Statistics show that the Dental Hygienist, and dental patients are included in the population that are in a high risk pool of being affected with breast cancer. This educational program is designed to provide an in depth understanding of the procedures for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The dental professional should recognize the associated oral implications and dental treatment considerations. This program further provides a patient's perspective of the dental experience of living with breast cancer..
The learner will gain insight and understanding of the history of dental implants as well as the considerations and recommendations regarding patient selection, surgical and prosthodontic treatment planning, and long-term implant assessment and maintenance. The best practices are presented for the learner to assimilate and subsequently incorporate into patient treatment plans.