The course will address several areas pertaining to the auto-immune disorder of Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS) including an inter-active component. Such topics as major symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and early biomarkers will be presented. Oral aspects of SS will be highlighted including dental deterioration, treatment options, the prognosis of removable dentures vs. implant-supported prostheses, and methods to rehydrate the mouth.
- To pronounce the name of the disease
- To appreciate and experience via simulation the oral manifestations of Sjögren’s Disease/Syndrome (SS)
- To gain an understanding of the extent of the debilitation with respect to quality of life (QoL)
- To recognize the treatment strategies available to manage the dental deterioration through traditional and non-traditional means.