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Oral Hygiene


To develop an international group dedicated to improving maxillofacial rehabiliation relating to oral hygiene through the dissemination of clinical and research experience.



  • Opening remarks and introduction
  • Research related presentations (15 minute presentations)

Topic themes:

  • Oral and dental considerations for the head and neck cancer & maxillofacial rehabilitation patient;
  • Challenges and Care for the Osseointegrated implant oral rehabilitation patient;

      • 1. Head and Neck Cancer – Protocols for the Oral Hygienist as Part of the Cranio-Facial Team – presenter Sabine Harck.
      • 2. Tooth loss after conventional and intensity modulated radiotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer – presenter Richelle Beesley
      • 3. Dental Screening as work up for head and neck oncology treatment - presenter Hester Groenewegen

  • Open discussion - future direction of the special interest group (SIG) and outreach collaboration initiatives and modalities.

Visions and Goals: The ISMR is a group of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to improving maxillofacial rehabilitation. The development of an international special interest group focusing on oral hygiene care has been established to initiate a team dedicated to the dissemination of research and clinical care for this unique patient population.

Interest in Group?

If you wish to join this group, contact the Group Leaders below.

Group Leaders:
Richelle Chuka (
Hester Groenewegen (
Sabine A. Harck (

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