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XEROSTOMIA: TREATING DRY MOUTH TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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05:00 PM America/Los Angeles

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Agenda

TITLE:  XEROSTOMIA - TREATING DRY MOUTH TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

HOST: Dental CE Academy

​COURSE FEE: Free

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

DURATION: This live Dental CE Webinar is 1 hour

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  730 Oral Medicine

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive webinar.

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS  (Bio below)

CE SUPPORTER: Perio Protect LLC

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS:  Dental CE Academy hosts all webinars using the Clickmeeting platform. Upon registration you are sent a confirmation email from no-reply@clickeeting.com with a link to join. Be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folders. We recommend logging in 15 minutes early in the event you require assistance. 

HANDOUTS:  Distributed via email to all attendees 1 hour prior to start, during and after the webinar. 

QUIZ FOR CE CREDIT VERIFICATION: At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be redirected to complete a quiz for CE credit. An 80% minimum passing score is required, multiple attempts are permitted, and attendees have 7 days to successfully complete the quiz for CE credit.

COURSE SUMMARY:  Xerostomia or Dry Mouth is the fastest growing oral health condition affecting 25% of adults in the U.S. In this online, live, webinar we will learn the causes of xerostomia, the consequences of untreated dry mouth,  what dental clinicians can do to prevent its devastation, and special considerations in the geriatric population. Diagnosing xerostomia can be an important diagnostic tool for other systemic diseases, and assessing the patient's overall health and well-being. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  • Understand and define xerostomia

  • Describe the oral anatomy and physiology related to salivary function

  • Know the role of saliva

  • Recognize at risk populations for developing xerostomia

  • Develop and prescribe short-term and long-term treatment options

​DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

​CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: This webinar is sponsored by Perio Protect LLC. Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer and an employee of Dental CE Academy. She declares no financial relationship with Perio Protect LLC. For inquiries contact support@dentalcenow.com

​DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company, Virtual Dontics®. Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based upon the speaker's own clinical experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.    Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.

Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS

Dr. Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy.  She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is a public health dentist, credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administered the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute. She is published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.