Your Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic
Issues During Cancer Treatment


While your cancer treatment is working cure you, it may also create unpleasant dental and mouth side effects.

Chemotherapy, radiation or surgery can create dental and oral issues that include dry mouth, mouth sores, osteonecrosis, tooth decay, gum disease and tooth discoloration or even tooth loss. These issues can be very uncomfortable, sometimes to the point of delaying treatment, but they can also have lasting negative aesthetic effects or damage prior cosmetic procedures.

A dentist – particularly one with experience in treating cancer patients – is a vital part of your medical team and can help heal your mouth and enhance its appearance. Sometimes dentists have additional expertise in nutrition, periodontics or cosmetic dentistry that can also be very helpful during healing.



Dr. Alina Krivitsky

Board-Certified Periodontist
Los Angeles, CA. USA

Dr. Alina Krivitsky, DDS, specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease, soft and hard tissue augmentation, and dental implants.

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Dr. Michael Sinkin

New York, NY. USA

Dr. Michael Sinkin is a NYC dentist who has been in practice for over two decades. He owns a private general dental practice with emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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Dr. Melinda A. Hochgesang

Bettendorf, Iowa. USA

Dr. Melinda M. Hochgesang, DMD, is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Scott County Dental Society, Davenport District Dental Society and Illowa Study Club.

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Dr. Gregg Schneider

Rahway, NJ. USA

Dr. Gregg Schneider, DDS, is a practicing nutritional dentist and a recognized expert in alternative medicine.

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Dr. Steven Bornfeld

Brooklyn, NY. USA

Steven Bornfeld, DDS is a 1976 graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, where he was elected to OKU (the dental honor society). He completed his general practice residency at the Catholic Medical Center in 1977.

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Dr. Chad Denman

Austin, TX. USA

Austin-based dentist specializing in dental implants and other specialized procedures. His passion is helping youth keep their teeth healthy for life by educating and giving his patients the tools they need to achieve this.

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