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Water in the Desert: Xerostomia, Hydration, and the Body’s Cry for H2O
The human body is composed of up to 65% water, and its importance in oral and overall health cannot be understated. From skin, to the oral cavity, brain and bone, hydration is key to optimal health and wellness. Xerostomia is increasingly present in our patient populations for reasons ranging from popular diets and Cannabis use, to increased reliance on medications and age.

As oral health professionals we need to understand the devastating effects that xerostomia can have on patients and the importance of saliva to their oral health. We are in a position to educate our patients on risk factors and prevention strategies to decrease the risk of caries, periodontal disease, and oral infections.

This fast-paced webinar will address these issues along with strategies we can use to educate and empower our patients in optimal oral hydration.

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the roles of water and saliva in the body
• Discover xerostomia incidence, risk factors and effects
• Address clinical and lifestyle prevention strategies for xerostomia

*By registering for this webinar you acknowledge that your information may be shared with the webinar sponsor.

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH
Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education, where she taught Leadership and Public Speaking. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996.