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Management of Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s syndrome in Dental Practice

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Management of Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s syndrome in Dental Practice

3 CE credits


Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify early manifestation of dry mouth

2. Investigate and diagnose the underlying cause

3. Design a protocol for treatment and prevention of oral diseases due to dry mouth

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Dry mouth is a common oral disease with a prevalence of 20-64% of the adult population. Dry mouth is often a manifestation of salivary and exocrine system dysfunction. Diseases that are associated with dry mouth include Sjögren’s syndrome, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, infectious diseases, ...etc. Reduction in salivary/ exocrine function has a significant impact on oral and systemic health and quality of life. This course will cover early signs and symptoms of reduced salivary function, clinical and laboratory diagnostic workup, and approaches for treatment and prevention of dental and mucosal diseases associated with dry mouth.

About a speaker:

Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi is a Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She received her Dental degree & Diploma in Oral Surgery from the University of Baghdad, and Master & PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of numerous publications and has been invited speaker to several national and international meetings. Dr. Al-Hashimi is a member of the ADA, IADR, and AAOM. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Open Dentistry Journal, and ad hoc reviewer for scientific journals and special emphasis panel/ NIDCR.


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