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Xerostomia: Treating Dry Mouth to Improve Patient Outcomes

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TITLE:  XEROSTOMIA - TREATING DRY MOUTH TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

​COURSE FEE:  Free

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  730 Oral Medicine

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded June 3, 2021 | Expires December 31, 2021

INSTRUCTIONS: At the conclusion of this webinar, please logout. You will be directed to a screen to complete a quiz and brief course evaluation. You will also be sent an email for instructions to complete a quiz and brief course evaluation. This email will be sent from no-reply@clickmeeting.com  *Please note your attendance is time stamped for AGD PACE requirements. 

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

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

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling Chief Education Officer, Dental CE Academy

​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

Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker: This course receives no sponsorship. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation 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 up on the speakers' own clinican 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 new 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. 


​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

Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker: This course receives no sponsorship. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation 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 up on the speakers' own clinican 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 new 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.