While not traditionally noted as high risk for dry mouth, young patients are more commonly experiencing medical conditions and medication usage that increase susceptibility for xerostomia.
AGD Subject Code: 430
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the risk of xerostomia among young patients.
- Identify the conditions that may raise the risk for xerostomia among young patients.
- Explain how to perform a xerostomia risk assessment during the dental appointment.
This course was issued in September 2022 and expires September 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.