Speaker Information

Ms. Jo-Anne Jones
Minesing, Ontario, AE
Oral Cancer, Periodontics, Host Modulation & Oral Systemic Link

Vr614 - Xerostomia: Etiology, Evaluation, and Innovative Strategies to Treat
Type: Virtual   Handouts: No
In-Person Attendee Fee: $35.00  Virtual Attendee Fee: $50.00
Audience: Dentists

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

 

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Date Available: January 2023

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2023

Date Removed: May 31, 2023