Xerostomia: Etiology, Clinical Evaluation and Innovative Strategies

As the population ages and the ‘silver tsunami’ rolls in, are we prepared to address the challenging condition of xerostomia? 

Lecture Synopsis:

Xerostomia or dryness of the oral cavity is now affecting 1 out of every 5 adults and has become one of the most common oral health pathologies. There are over 1100 drugs which contribute to this oral condition. Also advances in medicine and therapeutic modalities have resulted in a steadily increasing human life expectancy. With longevity we can expect salivary hypofunction. The rapid rise in diabetes and autoimmune disorders only further magnifies this oral condition and warrants the need for effective and innovative strategies.

As the population ages and the ‘silver tsunami’ rolls in, are we prepared to address the challenging condition of xerostomia? Learn how to identify and evaluate salivary hypofunction, recommend effective self-care measures and provide new and innovative solutions that work! Participants will engage in a ‘live study’ demonstrating risk assessment for clinical practice and a ‘myth-buster’ breakout session.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To define normal salivary function vs. xerostomic conditions
  • To apply evaluative salivary assessment into clinical practice
  • To understand the prevalence and etiology of xerostomia related to today’s population
  • To effectively treat the xerostomic patient innovative strategies to employ chairside and at home
  • To be equipped with clinical resources to aid in treatment and education

About the Presenter

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. Jo-Anne’s no-nonsense approach and dynamic speaking style that has made her one of North America’s most sought-after lecturers in the dental community. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR's Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2020 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 10th consecutive year. A frank and open lecture style, a focus on translation of knowledge direct to practice complemented by the provision of educational and clinical resources has earned Jo-Anne many loyal followers both nationally and internationally.

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