Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH, is an associate professor in the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is also vice president of the Southwestern Dental Hygienists’ Association. Stramoski received the Mabel C. McCarthy Award for service to the profession in the state of Connecticut in 2013. She is a member of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Peer Review Panel.
This salivary gland dysfunction presents a multidimensional challenge to oral health professionals who must be well versed in sialorrhea’s causes and progression in order to effectively treatment plan.
As the popularity of these therapeutic injections increases, oral health professionals should be familiar with their mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, and evidence for safe and effective use.
In order to safely and effectively manage this patient population, oral health professionals should be able to recognize the medical indications for which antiplatelets are prescribed and understand their adverse effects.