Preventive Protocols and Oral Management in Childhood Leukemia - the Pediatric Specialist ’ s Role


The leukemias are the most common form of childhood malignancy. The pediatric dental professional playsa major role in the prevention, stabilization and treatment of the oral and dental problems that can compromisethe child’s health and quality of life before, during and after the cancer treatment. This manuscript highlightsthe incidence of oral complications in leukemic children receiving oncology treatment and the systematicpreventive protocol followed during different phases of medical treatment.