*Centre for Oral Health, Westmead Hospital.
Dental complications of head and neck radiotherapy: Part 1
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 88–94, June 2001
How to Cite
Andrews, N. and Griffiths, C. (2001), Dental complications of head and neck radiotherapy: Part 1. Australian Dental Journal, 46: 88–94. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2001.tb00562.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received for publication January 2000. Revised March 2000. Accepted for publication June 2000
Radiotherapy for head and neck tumours is a viable treatment modality. However, a wide range of potentially debilitating dental complications may accompany this treatment. The nature and impact of these complications are outlined in this first part of a two-part article. In Part 2, prevention and management strategies available to the dental practitioner to stave off the dental side effects of radiotherapy will be explored.