This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
The fee to view the entire series is $126. There is an additional fee of $126 to take all exams and claim CE credits for this series.
This course covers current research on physiology of the salivary glands and lesser-known functions of saliva; etiology, signs and symptoms of salivary gland hypofunction; diagnostic techniques for salivary gland hypofunction and related pathologies; discussion of current research on saliva testing for oral and systemic disease; and innovative therapies for xerostomia management
Description of Speaker:
Linda Douglas, RDH graduated from the Royal Dental Hospital of Dental Hygiene in London, England, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. She is a regular contributor to the Hygienetown.com message boards and has authored a Hygienetown.com online continuing education course on xerostomia management. She has also published articles on xerostomia management and oral cancer screening in Vital, a British Dental Journal Continuing Education publication and on Dentinal Tubules, a UK dental continuing education website.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Discuss the functions of saliva and the factors that influence salivary output.
- Pro-actively assess patients for risk of salivary gland hypofunction
- Discuss current diagnostic techniques for salivary gland hypofunction and related pathologies
- Describe evidence-based components of a clinical maintenance protocol and self-care regimen that would be beneficial for xerostomic patients.
- Discuss current research on saliva testing for oral and systemic disease.
Linda Douglas declares that neither she nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program..
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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
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
State CE Requirements:
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There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education