In the general structure of oncological morbidity, malignant tumors of head and neck represent 20%. The aim of this study was to investigate the oral status of patients with malignant tumors in the oropharyngeal area. Methods: Clinical observations were carried out at the National Cancer Institute (Kiev) in 2012 to 2013. The study involved 120 patients with head and neck cancer, with ages between 21 and 82 years. Clinical examination of the dental area included an interview and objective examination of patient by the Green-Vermillion hygiene, PMA, DMF indices. Results: A very high prevalence of: dental caries – 93.3%, generalized periodontitis – 39.2%, and gingivitis – 8.3% was observed. The hygienic level was very low – GI index 1.96 ± 0.16. Conclusions: All patients with oropharyngeal area cancer had an unsatisfactory oral status: tooth caries, roots, inflammation of the mucosa and periodontium, metal crowns, abundant dental calculus, etc.