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Bone Marrow Transplant Clearance - Dental

Consultation with a general dentist is an important pre-procedural checkpoint prior to any bone marrow transplant.

The process of receiving a bone marrow transplant can cause anemia, bleeding, and a lowered immune system.  The oral cavity, which harbors many microorganisms, can be a site of complication from transplantation.  Our general dentists have special training and expertise in preparing patients for bone marrow transplants and in managing the oral complications during and after patients' medical treatment.  They work closely with Mass General's oncologists in caring for transplant patients.

A lifesaving gift

MGH Hotline 2.18.11 The meeting of 50-year-old Erin Cortright with 28-year-old Carrie Atkins, surrounded by a team of MGH caregivers from the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, brought tears to many eyes.

Mass General Dental Group – Boston

165 Cambridge Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1076
Fax: 617-724-6681

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA  01923
Phone: (978) 882-6600
Fax: (978) 882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.