Presenter: Jo-Anne Jones, RDH
Xerostomia, or dryness of the oral cavity, is now affecting one out of every five adults and has become one of the most common oral pathologies. There are over 500 drugs which contribute to this oral condition. Also advances in medicine and therapeutic modalities have resulted in a steadily increasing human life expectancy. 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 and provide solutions that work!