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2024 Annual Convention 

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Dry Mouth Mystery! 2.75 CEs

6/15 - 9:00am-12:00pm

  • From 105 US dollars
  • Stotesbury Ballroom

Course Description:

Become a Hearo of Dentistry and Solve the Dry Mouth Mystery! Speaker: Shannon Nanne, RDH We know that Xerostomia is not a disease but it is often not discussed or masked by the next dry mouth product. However, 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. Hypo-salivation 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. Xerostomia is more common in the older adult population but is not necessarily an inevitable part of aging. This course will turn you into a dry mouth superhero! You will be able to teach patients reasons why they suffer from dry mouth, intra-oral problems associated with it, and management options available to make your patients more comfortable managing their symptoms. ​ Educational Objectives:​ - List the 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 hypo-function. - Discuss management options for educating patients and improving their quality of life. - Identify successful treatment options and products available.

Terms & Conditions

Registration: Registration is REQUIRED. Photos: A photographer will be present at the event, taking photos for the Maine Dental Association to use in future flyers, brochures, social media posts, and on our website. If you do not wish for your photo to be displayed, please notify the Maine Dental Association immediately. Any photos captured with you in it will be removed. Contact: / 207-622-7900 Cancellation / Refund: Requests for cancellations/refunds must be emailed to Therese Cahill,, no later than May 31, 2024. After this date, no refunds - including for absences due to illness (including COVID-19), late arrivals, weather, or parking difficulties - will be granted. The Maine Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Maine Dental Association designates the identified activities for one to seven continuing education credits.

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