The mouth is one of the most hostile environments on earth, defended by secretions that some claim to be “the ideal diagnostic fluids.” The moisture of the mouth (or lack thereof) drives the disease processes that oral health-care professionals have come to know, love, and despise. Yet, our frequent interaction with this fluid most often consists of suctioning it out of our way as quickly as possible. Understanding how oral fluids change is the first step toward providing treatment with positive outcomes. Participants will discern how sour candy improves saliva and how salivary glands react to acid challenge. The course will also discuss how to create saliva when it seems non-existent.
3/22/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PMType:
Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, StudentsDentist Fee:
Dental Materials and Techniques