Community service projects include biannual mission trips to central Mexico, where accompanied by SIU dental hygiene students, she provides oral health care in an orphanage and remote villages. She received Community Service, Teacher of the Year, and Research Paper of the Year awards while at SIU, was named an Oral Health Champion by the IFLOSS Coalition and the Illinois Department of Public Health and is a past recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.
|Date||Category||Faculty Member||Webinar Title|
|02.05.20||Dental Hygiene||Sherri Lukes||From Zero to Hero: Managing Xerostomia for Optimal Patient Outcomes|
From Zero to Hero: Managing Xerostomia for Optimal Patient Outcomes
A plethora of patients present with the complaint of dry mouth, also known as xerostomia. From autoimmune conditions to pharmacologic therapies, a whole host of etiologies exist for this uncomfortable condition, resulting in an increased risk for dental caries. As preventive care specialists, hygienists must be knowledgeable about xerostomia etiologies and preventive strategies, to address increased caries risk. This course will discuss xerostomia as a subjective patient complaint, its various causes, how it affects the oral cavity to increase caries risk and strategies for both professional and at-home prevention.
At the conclusion of the webinar participants will be able to: