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  • Posted: 12/23/2009

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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Information Resources

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental, and craniofacial health through research and research training, and by sharing science-based information with the public and health care professionals.

Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment

Radiation therapy aimed at the head and neck and chemotherapy can cause problems in the mouth and throat. NIDCR can supply free information about taking care of your mouth during cancer treatment. Booklets are available in English and Spanish:

Materials are available online at, or by contacting the NIDCR Clearinghouse:

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
Bethesda, MD 20892-3500
Tel: 1-866-232-4528
Fax: 301- 480-4098

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