TITLE: XEROSTOMIA - TREATING DRY MOUTH TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES
COURSE FEE: Free
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 730 Oral Medicine
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive webinar.
SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS (Bio below)
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
COURSE SUMMARY: Xerostomia or Dry Mouth is the fastest growing oral health condition affecting 25% of adults in the U.S. In this online, live, webinar we will learn the causes of xerostomia, the consequences of untreated dry mouth, what dental clinicians can do to prevent its devastation, and special considerations in the geriatric population. Diagnosing xerostomia can be an important diagnostic tool for other systemic diseases, and assessing the patient's overall health and well-being.
Understand and define xerostomia
Describe the oral anatomy and physiology related to salivary function
Know the role of saliva
Recognize at risk populations for developing xerostomia
Develop and prescribe short-term and long-term treatment options
About the Speaker:
Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer, Dental CE Academy. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administed the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed on National Public Radio.
Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker: This course receives no sponsorship. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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