Ms Shae Beaton

Since graduation from the Bachelor of Oral Health program at the University of Melbourne in 2015, Shae Beaton has worked within the dental oncology unit Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as an oral health therapist, as well as in the private sector. Her passion for managing patients with special needs arose after she completed an elective study unit on radiation-induced side effects in patients with head and neck cancer during her final year of study. Shae also demonstrates part-time at the University of Melbourne. 


OHT/DT/Hyg role in the management of radiation-induced side effects in patients with head and neck cancer
Dental Hygienists & Therapists Program
Saturday 4th May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Radiation – the gift that keeps giving!

There are a number of significant toxicities that may occur as a result of radiotherapy to the head and neck region. Some of these side effects will be permanent, and can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life.
This presentation will endeavor to discuss the role of OHT/DT/DH within dental oncology, with a particular focus on the prevention and management of oral radiation-induced side effects.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the possible side effects associated with radiation treatment to the head and neck

  • Discuss prevention and management strategies for radiation-induced side effects

  • Discuss the role of an OHT/DT/HYG in providing dental care for patients with head and neck cancer.

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