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Oral and Systemic Health Implications of Saliva 
Presenter: Juliette Reeves Release Date: 5/21/14
Credits: 1 CPD, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 5/21/24
  Reviewed: 2021        

This CPD webinar brings together some of the most current research regarding the vital part saliva plays in not only oral health but also nutrition, systemic and psychological well-being. The latest information and understanding of the associations between oral and systemic health are discussed along with the aetiology, diagnosis and clinical implications of xerostomia.

New insights into the role of salivary antioxidants as factors influencing susceptibility and progression of periodontal disease and recurrent apthous ulceration are presented, along with the role the hygienist plays in the management of xerostomia.

Following this CPD webinar, participants will have a greater understanding of:

1. Current research surrounding the associations between oral and systemic health.
2. The role of saliva in nutrition, systemic and psychological well-being.
3. The systemic and clinical implications of xerostomia along with management techniques.
4. Current research surrounding the use of saliva as a diagnostic tool and the implications for future patient screening, monitoring and treatment planning.   ( disclaimer , ADA CERP Statement )

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