28 Apr 2022

Caring for your patients with dry mouth – You CAN make a DIFFERENCE

Webinar time: 20:00 - 21:00 (GMT -4) English
Your time: 20:00 - 21:00 (GMT America/New_York)

CE Certificate

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Xerostomia is a serious condition that is annoying and uncomfortable and usually caused by a disease or underlying condition. It affects your patient’s quality of life while speaking, eating or even trying to sleep.

Hyposalivation can damage the hard and soft tissues of the mouth while presenting a clinical challenge in the operatory! 25% of your patients suffer from this terrible affliction and age is not a cause of having a dry mouth.

Radiation-induced xerostomia is a frequent side effect after treatment for oral and oropharyngeal cancers. One person dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. Slightly more than 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2022. Worldwide the problem is much greater, with new cases exceeding 640,000 annually.

Many people have abnormal sores in their mouths with the great majority being noncancerous, making our screening techniques even more important.

Educating your patient on management options to improve their quality of life is imperative. Many products can have an adverse effect on the oral cavity. There is not a one size fits all in the oral hygiene category. Let’s go above and beyond the goody bag! 

Learning Objectives

This course will enable you to:

- teach patients reasons why they suffer from dry mouth and which intra-oral problems are associated with it

- recognize oral and non-oral symptoms reported by patients suffering from Xerostomia

- discuss the causes of Xerostomia and understand the components and functions of saliva

- explain the clinical signs of salivary gland hypofunction

- discuss management options for educating patients and improving their quality of life

- identify successful treatment options and products available to make your patients more comfortable managing their symptoms

- discuss products for mucositis and xerostomia post cancer therapies and choose the perfect product for every patient

Training Details


Shannon Nanne, RDH

Recommended for

Dental professionals

Other healthcare professionals

Event Type: Webinar



Meet our Speaker

  • Shannon Nanne, RDH
    Shannon Nanne, RDH
    Shannon Nanne RDH graduated from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She held an executive board position in The Cleveland Dental Hygiene Association for over 15 years, and continues to create awareness on oral cancer and its horrific side-effects.