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Continuing Dental Education

Prevention and Management of Oral Complications in Medical Oncology – a live webinar

David Dean, DDS, MSD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Dentists and members of dental teams play a crucial role in the management of oncology patients. This presentation will focus on identification and treatment/prevention of common oral complications of cancer therapy with a focus on complications of chemotherapy and hematopoietic cell transplantation including oral mucositis, oral infections, salivary gland dysfunction, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, and emerging complications of immunotherapies.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify and characterize common oral complications of cancer therapy.
  • Design a plan to prevent, mitigate, and/or therapeutically manage oral complications in oncology.
  • Determine when to treat and when to refer patients experiencing oral complications in cancer therapy.


Dr. David DeanDr. David Dean is the director of the Oral Medicine service at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the program director of the Oral Medicine MSD program at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. A lifelong Husky, he completed his BS, DDS, and MSD in Oral Medicine at UW. He returned as full-time faculty in 2014 after several years in general dental practice in Tukwila. In 2016, he was honored to receive the School of Dentistry’s highest teaching honor, the Bruce R. Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Award.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Medicine, a fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, a fellow in the American College of Dentists, and Seattle Met “Top Dentist” in the field of Oral Medicine. He was a participant in the 7th World Workshop of Oral Medicine in Göthenburg, Sweden, is an editor for the upcoming Frontiers in Oral Medicine special edition: Oral Complication in Cancer Patients, and a site Principal Investigator for NIH/NIDCR-funded R01 examining long-term oral health outcomes in patients with chronic Graft-versus-Host disease.

He lives in Edmonds, WA with his wife, Dr. Brittany Dean (a pediatric dentist). He enjoys collecting books and lifting heavy things.

Course Logistics

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.