Stomatology Services and Specialized Oral Oncology
Our professional work and experience in Stomatology give us the expertise to offer you the quality care which you deserve as special patients. We will listen to you carefully in order to understand your individual and personal oral medical needs. We will work together to best treat your stomatological problem and maintain your oral health.
We can successfully diagnose and effectively manage the stomatological diseases of the oral mucosa, of the gums (gingivae), of the tongue, and of the jaw bones. We are specialized for the oral diseases that develop in the mouth and jaws.
Our three-year post-graduate education in the USA in the histopathological and clinical diagnosis of oral diseases, that develop as primary lesions, has enable us to recognize with accuracy the cause of red or white plaques, painful ulcers, blisters, cysts, tumors, bad taste, bad breath, burning sensations. Our clinical and laboratory research on the pathobiology and presentation of herpes and the honorary award from the European Association of Oral Medicine, in Sweden, 2000, have given us the necessary knowledge to early and accurately diagnose the different forms of potential herpetic infection in your mouth.
Collaboration with Medical Associations
Our good collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Medical Mycology which includes our six-year service in the Board, with active participation and continuous information in the field of fungal infections and our collaboration with the Hellenic Society for the Study and Treatment of AIDS can guarantee our special contribution to the correct diagnosis and management of your oral problems, especially in the emerging field of those infections.
Collaboration with Hospitals
Our service, from the responsible position of the Head of the Clinic of Hospital Dentistry has given us the great opportunity of a close collaboration with the Hospitals, mainly of Athens, in order to offer to you, with accuracy, an early diagnosis of the oral signs and symptoms, which will initiate the diagnosis of an underlying systemic disease. As an example, a red tongue may denote anemia due to a bleeding gut.
We are qualified to provide you support and special oral care for your mouth. Our goal is to contribute to the success of your oncological therapy and help you maintain your «oral health related» quality of life.
Our education in the USA in the diagnosis of oral tumors and our long laboratory and clinical research in the field of Oral Oncology, as it is shown from our Hellenic and international positions of honor and responsibility, such as our participation in the Group of Experts for Mucositis of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer , our position in the Board of the Mediterranean Multidisciplinary Oncology Forum, our collaboration as a consultant in the IMPAQTT Foundation , and our Presidency in the Hellenic Society of Oral Oncology and in the International Society of Oral Oncology , highlights our expertise in Oral Oncology and Oral Oncology Supportive Care.
If you receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy to the head and neck
If you receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy to the head and neck, we are qualified and will help you to prevent or reduce the painful oral mucositis or stomatitis, fungal, herpetic or bacterial infections of the oral mucosa and gums, dry mouth, and other potential complications. A healthy mouth has a low risk for the development of oral complications. Clean and health gums will not bleed, even when the blood cells-platelets are reduced due to chemotherapy or in relation to angiogenesis inhibitors, which you may be receiving. We will help you to complete your oncological therapy without interruptions. We use prevention and treatment protocols, according to the international guidelines. We will also significantly help you if you develop mTOR inhibitor-related stomatitis.
If you recieve antiresorptive medications for bone disease or angiogenesis inhibitors
If you receive antiresorptive medications for bone disease or angiogenesis inhibitors, which have been related to the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw we can help you to prevent or reduce the risk for the development of osteonecrosis. Our honorary position in the leadership of the Bone Study Group has given us the knowledge to efficiently support you on this uncommon, but potentially difficult to manage problem. We collaborate with the specialized Dental Clinic of doctors Dimitra Galiti and Evangelos Galitis.
Before the initiation of your oncological therapy
We are qualified to prepare your mouth in order to prevent or reduce the oral complications, such as painful mucositis, gingival infections, dry mouth and dental caries, which are related to chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the head and neck that you may receive. We use the appropriate protocols, as suggested by the international guidelines.
We will educate you in the performance of tentative oral hygiene, which is necessary for you and we collaborate with your oncologist in order to select the most appropriate dental treatment for your condition.
During the oncological therapy
We follow your teeth and gums and we support you to maintain your good oral health and to perform your good oral hygiene care. If you develop pain related to a dental problem, we have the knowledge to evaluate it and we will communicate with your oncologist for the best dental treatment decision, in relation to the stage and the type of your chemotherapy or radiotherapy. We collaborate with the doctors Dimitra Galiti and Evangellos Galitis who are specialized in the field of Dental Oncology .
After the completion of the oncological therapy
We continue to follow your oral health. We encourage you in the performance of the tentative oral hygiene in order to prevent or minimize the chronic oral complications, such as dry mouth, dental caries, fibrosis and limitation of the mouth opening.
We can also contribute to the early diagnosis of jaw problems, which may indicate the possible development of osteonecrosis, if you receive antiresorptive medications for bone disease or angiogenesis inhibitors. If the rare complication of osteonecrosis develops, we can perform conservative treatment .