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Dry Mouth and Associated Complications

Dry Mouth and Associated Complications

Dry Mouth and Associated Complications

Cesar Migliorati Professor And Chair
Cesar Migliorati Professor And Chair
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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Saliva is critical for maintenance of good oral health. Key actions of saliva include: buffering to prevent an acidic oral environment which predisposes to dental demineralization and supply of calcium and phosphate, key substrates for dental remineralization, and protein secretion that enhances the local defenses against infection. Dry mouth can develop due to salivary gland hypofunction or due to pathological dysfunction of the glands. In the general population there are about 10% of individuals with dry mouth. In individuals over 65 years of age, about 20-25% complain of dry mouth. In nursing homes up to 50% of individuals can have dry mouth. Saliva is important for communication and nutrition and hyposalivation can significantly alter quality of life. In this presentation we will discuss causes that may lead to dry mouth and associated complications to oral and general health. Common conditions include diabetes and hormonal changes, depression and anxiety, radiation therapy of the head and neck that includes salivary glands in the radiation fields, and some autoimmune diseases like Sjögren’s Syndrome.

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The objective of this course is to gain a deeper understanding of Dry Mouth and Associated Complications
Cesar Migliorati Professor And Chair

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Cesar Migliorati Professor And Chair
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

Cesar A. Migliorati, received a dental degree from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil in 1972 and a MS in Stomatology. He worked as a dentist in private practice and was a teacher at USP in the Stomatology Department. Between 1981 and 1984 he completed specialty training in Oral Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology at UC San Francisco (UCSF). In 1988 he obtained board certification in Oral Medicine. Dr. Migliorati has held teaching positions at USP, UCSF, University of Florida, University of Zurich and Nova Southeastern University. He completed a PhD in stomatology with emphasis in HIV/AIDS in 2002. Dr. Migliorati has worked in Oral Medicine for the past 25 years in teaching, research and patient care. He was one of the pioneering professionals to work with patients suffering from oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS. He has also worked with patients with oral mucosal inflammatory diseases, oral infections, oral precancer and cancer and the oral complications of cancer therapy. His research in oral precancer and cancer, immunology, HIV infection and immunosuppression, oral mucositis and laser therapy is thought provoking. He is a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology. Dr. Migliorati’s letter to the editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2003 was the first report in the medical literature of bisphosphonate osteonecrosis. He has published extensively in medical and dental journals that include JCO, Lancet Oncology and Nature Reviews Endocrinology.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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