University of Toronto

Dental Oncology, Ocular & Maxillofacial Prosthetics

At The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre University Health Network

Comments and recommendations posted on this website are based on the clinical experience of the dentists/dental clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  The dental clinic was established in 1984 and since that time, a patient database has recorded the following information:

  •   >28,000 cancer patients have been referred to our service for dental care

    • ~ 47% of these patients have cancer of the head and neck region referred prior to radiation therapy for dental evaluation
    • ~ 30% have hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma) and are referred prior to autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation for dental evaluation
    • Remaining cancer types are usually referred while in treatment with dental concerns/emergencies
    • >1500 new patients seen in 2014
    • Continued follow-up on these patients for average of 5 years post treatment to monitor for side effects