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ISRN Hematology
Volume 2014, Article ID 895721, 11 pages
Review Article

Oral and Dental Considerations in Pediatric Leukemic Patient

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
3Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Mally Reddy Women’s Dental College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Received 7 December 2013; Accepted 17 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: C. Gruellich and E. M. Rego

Copyright © 2014 Chiyadu Padmini and K. Yellamma Bai. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Throughout the world, there have been drastic decline in mortality rate in pediatric leukemic population due to early diagnosis and improvements in oncology treatment. The pediatric dentist plays an important role in the prevention, stabilization, and treatment of oral and dental problems that can compromise the child’s health and quality of life during, and follow up of the cancer treatment. This manuscript discusses recommendations and promotes dental care of the pediatric leukemic patients.