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Vol. 72, No. 5
ISSN: 1488-2159
June 2006


The Treatment of Oral Problems in the Palliative Patient


• Michael Wiseman, BSc, DDS, M SND RCS (Edin), FASGD •

A b s t r a c t

Palliative care patients require special dental attention, ranging from operative and preventive care to support for emotional needs. The dentist's role in palliative care is to improve quality of life of the patient. This paper describes some common problems encountered in palliative care dentistry for adults with terminal cancer and the appropriate treatment of these problems.


MeSH Key Words: dental care for chronically ill; mouth diseases/therapy; palliative care; quality of life
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