Colgate Oral Care Report Series – VOLUME 26 No 4 – Lead Article: Management of Xerostomia –Need for Greater Attention from Oral Healthcare Professionals

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief

This issue of the Oral Care Reports reviews Xerostomia and provides compelling reasons for oral health professionals to take a new look at this condition and its complications.

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Additional topics include relationship between Tooth Loss and Quality of Life, the effective use of computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) in single and implant crowns , Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment techniques as well as the increasing use of Silver Diamine Fluoride as a caries preventive agent.

Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Know the impact an aging population will have on the prevalence
    and severity of xerostomia .
  2. Better understand the relationship between tooth loss, oral health, and quality of life.
  3. See why in the future CAD/CAM will play an increasing role in dental education and clinical dentistry.
  4. Know the dangers associated with obstructive sleep apnea and the relative effectiveness of its various methods of treatment.
  5. Learn why silver diamine fluoride is growing in popularity as a caries preventive agent.