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The Dry Mouth Epidemic – It’s More than Medications, Aging and Degenerative Diseases


Anne N. Guignon, RDH, MPH, CSP

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)


This course sheds light on the complexity of dry mouth syndrome, those at risk for dry mouth or xerostomia, and the value of healthy saliva composition and adequate flow rates.

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This course sheds light on the complexity of dry mouth syndrome, those at risk for dry mouth or xerostomia, and the value of healthy saliva composition and adequate flow rates.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Nov 15, 2019

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  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 14, 2023

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  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10, 730, 200

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between xerostomia and hyposalivation.
  • Recognize clinical presentations and patient symptoms.
  • Know the components and composition of healthy saliva.
  • Adopt a plan to test salivary flow rates and oral pH levels.
  • Learn the role dry mouth plays in caries, erosion, dentinal hypersensitivity, and candidiasis.
  • Discover the risk factors for developing dry mouth syndrome.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
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Anne N. Guignon


Anne Nugent Guignon, MPH, RDH, CSP is a visionary thinker with a passion for improving the clinical environment and patient health. She began dental hygiene practice in 1971. She is an international speaker, prolific author, faculty member, ...

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.