%A W. L. Chai %A Dr. W.C. Ngeow %A R. Ramli %A R. A. 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Management of radiation-induced caries %X Head and neck cancer is becoming a more recognizable pathology to the general population and dentists. The modes of treatment include surgery and/or radiation therapy. Where possible, pretreatment dental assessment shall be provided for these patients before they undergo radiation therapy. There are occasions, however, whereby head and neck cancer patients are not prepared optimally for radiation therapy. Because of this, they succumb to complicated oral complications after radiation therapy. The management of xerostomia has been reviewed in Part I of this series. In this article, the management of dental caries, a sequalae of xerostomia following radiation therapy is reviewed. {\^A}{\copyright} 2006 Elsevier. All rights reserved. %N 1 %K Caries Complication Fluoride Head and neck cancer Management anticaries agent saliva substitute toothpaste chemistry dental caries head and neck tumor human mouth hygiene radiation injury review Cariostatic Agents Fluorides Head and Neck Neoplasms Humans Mouthwashes Radiation Injuries Saliva, Artificial %P 4-6 %V 28 %D 2006 %L cogprints8156