Self-Study CE Course
Bad to the Bone: Dental Oncology for the Restorative Dental Team


We are winning the battle against cancer, which means that more people are living longer . . . and will need the help of their dentist! With increasing frequency, every dental practice will see patients undergoing cancer treatment and who are at risk of the side effects and sequelae of their care. In 2018, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry launched the Dental Oncology Clinic, geared to providing comprehensive care for cancer patients. The goal is to minimize the risks of dental care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, provide information and education for patients, their families and healthcare providers, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients. This course presents a compilation of the experience gained by that clinic, which will provide tools that the attendee can use immediately in the care of their patients.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the nature of dental oncology patients, including those undergoing radiation therapy, anti-resorptive therapy and immunosuppressive therapy
  • Develop an appreciation for the value of proper consultation with other members of the cancer treatment team. Cancer-specific guidelines will be presented for effective consultation with our medical colleagues
  • Develop an understanding of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), including the dental implications of both conditions
  • Develop a rationale for comprehensive case assessment and treatment planning for restorative dental care of the oncology patient (Post-treatment supportive strategies will also be discussed)


Course Fee: $87 (non-refundable)
payable during the online registration process via Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover


Instructions:  Upon registering/paying for the course you will receive an email with instructions and access to the video and quiz.  A minimum quiz score of 75% is required to successfully complete the course.


Course Format: Recorded lecture


Technical Requirements:  Internet access (Viewing requirements)


Support:  For technical support or questions regarding the course content, contact the Continuing Dental Education office at 614-292-9790.


CE Credit:  3 CE Credits awarded upon successful completion of the course.


Course launch date: October 29, 2020
Course expiration date: 
October 29, 2023

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