Free Educational Series

Impact of Dental Health on Preventing Future Medical Complications

Join us for a comprehensive virtual training by industry leaders. This 3-hour session, divided into six 30-minute segments, delves into the critical relationship between dental health and overall well-being. Experts will explore the different factors that can adversely affect dental health, leading to potential complications down the road.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the interconnectedness between dental and overall health, and learn actionable steps to promote lifelong well-being.

CE credits are available for dental professionals, nurses, and social workers.

Who Should Attend? ​

The intended audience for this training includes healthcare professionals, dental practitioners, medical practitioners, caregivers, patients, and individuals involved in patient care and advocacy. This training is suitable for those seeking to deepen their understanding of the intricate relationship between dental health and overall well-being, and for those interested in learning strategies to prevent potential medical complications through proactive dental care.

Whether you’re a healthcare provider, caregiver, or advocate, this training offers valuable insights and practical knowledge applicable to various healthcare settings and patient populations.

Virtual Training Schedule

April 30th – 7:00 PM EST

“Introduction to Dental Health and Its Role in Preventing Medical Complications"

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP

  • Discussion on the interconnection between dental health and overall well-being.
  • Challenges of xerostomia and its impact on quality of life and dental health.
  • Identification of diseases and treatments that have significant dry mouth challenges – Sjogren’s; Oral, Head and Neck, Thyroid Cancer and radiation treatments (short intro to be followed up by dental oncologist in next session); medications.
  • Guidelines for maintaining dental health to prevent future medical problems.
  • Practical strategies for promoting overall health through effective dental hygiene practices

May 2nd – 7:00 PM EST

“Influence of Medical Treatments on Dental Health: Challenges for Cancer Patients”

Dr. Alessandro Villa

Chief of Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology, and Dentistry, Miami Cancer Institute

  • Short and Long-term impact of Chemotherapy and Radiation
  • Specific challenges of untreated xerostomia and its impact on oral health and quality of life (introductory discussion with a deeper dive in Session 3).
  • Expert analysis on how medical treatments can influence dental health.
  • Examination of specific medications and treatments that may impact dental well-being.
  • Strategies for managing dental health during medical interventions to prevent future complications.

May 7th – 7:00 PM EST

“Managing Dry Mouth: Side Effects of Medications and Alternative Therapies”

Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

2024 Dentistry Today CE Leader

  • Understand the causes of dry mouth as a side effect of various diagnoses, C-Pap machines, medications across multiple disease states, cancer therapies for oral/oropharyngeal/thyroid cancers, lifestyle behaviors and the aging demographic.
  • Identify effective strategies for managing dry mouth symptoms caused by medical treatments and alternative therapies, focusing on preventive measures and lifestyle adjustments as well as available therapies.
  • Discuss the importance of screening and the interdisciplinary collaboration between healthcare providers and dental professionals in addressing dry mouth effectively and improving patient outcomes.

May 9th – 7:00 PM EST

“The Mental Health Implications of Poor Oral Health: Understanding the Connection”

Dr. Guy Maytal

Chief of Integrated Health and Psychiatric Services, Forge Health

  • Examine how chronic dry mouth affects mental well-being, including its impact on quality of life, self-esteem, and social interactions.
  • Explore the relationship between poor oral health and mental conditions like anxiety and depression, considering how dry mouth may worsen existing challenges.
  • Identify coping strategies and resources to manage the mental health effects of poor oral health, promoting emotional resilience and well-being.

May 14th – 7:00 PM EST

“Dental Challenges of the Elderly and Patients with Progressive Neurological Diseases”

Mary Kelly, MS, RDH, CDP

  • Exploration of dental challenges as people age
  • Questions to ask to help identify dry mouth.
  • Symptoms to look for when the patient cannot articulate what they are experiencing.
  • Case studies illustrating the link between dental health and future medical complications.

May 16th – 7:00 PM EST

“Empowering Patients and Caregivers: Dental Health Education Tools and Resources”

Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH

Christina Hardin-Weiss, MS/SLP

Cindy Hardin-Weiss, MSPT

  • Learn practical techniques and preventive measures for alleviating dry mouth symptoms, including lifestyle modifications and oral hygiene practices.
  • Highlight the role of dental devices such as saliva substitutes and other preventive measures in managing dry mouth and promoting dental health.
  • Discuss the effectiveness of assistive technologies and medical devices in addressing dry mouth and preventing future medical complications

Presented by:

artificial saliva spray
confessions of a reluctant caregiver


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Training Partners:

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the american academy of oral medicine

Get Aquoral

You are now leaving to obtain an online prescription in 3 easy steps:

  1. Create an account and answer a few intake questions
  2. Your information is reviewed by a licensed medical professional who will send it to the pharmacy for processing. The total charge is $99.
  3. Aquoral is shipped directly to you at no additional cost

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Intake review will take place within 24 hours. Standard shipping times apply – your prescription will arrive in 3-5 days. Select states may be subject to a video call.

Convenient Packaging

Over-the-counter Dry Mouth products are often sold in large bottles due to the frequency of use. Prescription supersaturated calcium phosphate rinses come in foil packets which need to be mixed in a large quantity of water before use.

Aquoral comes in two convenient 10 mL spray bottles that easily fit in a pocket, purse, or on a night table.

No Rinse and Repeat

Many non-prescription Dry Mouth treatments and prescription supersaturated calcium phosphate rinses require rinsing and spitting out and should not be swallowed.

Aquoral is a discreet, easy-to-use spray.


Aquoral’s formulation provides long-lasting relief. Finally, a solution that lubricates AND forms a protective layer that keeps moisture in the oral cavity.

Delivering sustainable relief for up to 6 hours.

Provides Relief

Most saliva substitutes hydrate and lubricate the oral mucosa providing temporary relief of Dry Mouth.

Aquoral’s OGT formulation creates a protective shield which, when used alone or combined with other Dry Mouth treatments, can lock in moisture, and enhance effectiveness.

What is Dry Mouth?

Dry Mouth is a more serious medical condition than its name would suggest. In most cases, patients’ daily lives and oral health can be significantly compromised if their Dry Mouth is not discovered early and managed effectively. It can be caused or exacerbated by more than 700 medications, both over-the-counter and prescription. Patients with certain health conditions or medical treatments, such as Sjögren’s disease or head and neck cancer therapy often experience Dry Mouth.

Despite being a common medical condition, the signs and symptoms may go unnoticed in a routine oral exam. It has been reported that the incidence of Dry Mouth in the general population is as high as 65 percent.

Source: ADA Science Institute, C. (2017). Oral Health Topics: Dry Mouth (Dry Mouth). JADA. Mouth.