Archive for January, 2017

How to Safely Manage Opioid Pain Killers

The CDC says that there is currently an opioid epidemic, citing a quadrupled increase in opioid related overdose deaths. While opioids are an effective way to treat pain following oral surgery, we want our patients and fellow physicians to be aware of the complexity surrounding opioid use as well as how to use and prescribe […]

Immunotherapy and Oral Cancer

You may have heard: Immunotherapy is proving to be very promising in the treatment of a variety of cancers, in particular lung cancer and advanced melanoma. However, immunotherapy has not found its way (yet!) into the treatment regimen for head and neck cancers. What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is the process of enlisting the patient’s own […]