Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists, by Jocelyn Harding, is an advisory guide that enables dental hygienists, dental therapists, and other health care professionals to appreciate the journey undertaken by head and neck cancer patients. Focusing on the before, during, and after treatments, the book covers common head and neck cancer treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and innovative new therapies. It also discusses treatment complications such as halitosis, osteoradionecrosis, and radiation dermatitis. Some of the other sample topics discussed by the well-qualified authors include:
An introduction to substance misuse and oral health and the early detection of mouth cancer
- An introduction to substance misuse and oral health and the early detection of mouth cancer
- The role of a dietitian in the care of head and neck cancer patients
- Proton beam therapy and transoral robotic surgery
- Physiotherapy for someone diagnosed with a head/neck cancer
- Lifestyle factors in oral cancer and pain management in head and neck cancer patients
Meet Jocelyn Harding
Jocelyn, also known as Joss, is a dental hygienist and has been working at Confident Dental and Implant Clinic, Stroud, Gloucestershire since 2007.
She qualified as a dental hygienist whilst serving 9 years with the Royal Navy and has been in the dental profession for over 30 years and still gets a buzz from it!
Her passion for helping the mouths of cancer patients started in 2016 whilst trying to find information to help her patients. She noticed an increase in her patients being diagnosed with cancer and when returning to general practice recalling how sore their mouths were.
So, Joss set about making the information of suggestions to help mouth care more easily accessible.
2018 was a big year for Joss as she won the national award, Dental Hygienist of the Year 2018 and Phillips #shineon competition to San Francisco Dental Conference.
Joss is a Clinical Ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation and Team Member of UKOMIC. and has represented the BSDHT to work with Public Health England working party and help with updating guidelines for Oral Cancer, prevention and early detection.
Her ultimate aim is to have the medical and dental professions working more closely together for the benefit of the patient living with cancer.
Learn more at https://www.mouthcareforcancerpatients.co.uk/