Henry Schein Program Provides Oral Health to Children Fighting Cancer

Henry Schein Inc joined Northwell Health to announce that more than 200 children fighting cancer have received oral health treatment during the past 2 years through the Henry Schein Oral Health Navigator Program — an initiative designed to help young patients avoid oral health-related complications during cancer treatment. The program is based at the New Hyde Park, New York-based Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and supported by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, which is donating $90,000 to help fund the position of an Oral Health Navigator for the next 3 years. As a dedicated Patient Service Assistant, the Oral Health Navigator facilitates a plan to achieve optimal oral health for each patient by working closely with hematologists, oncologists, and dentists through diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.

In-clinic treatments included the removal of orthodontic appliances, extraction of primary and permanent teeth, restorative dentistry, endodontic therapy, incision and drainage of abscesses, impressions for retainers, and pain management.

From MENTOR. October 2017;8(10):12.

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