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Dentists, pharmacists announce dry mouth awareness collaboration

The American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology and American Pharmacists Association announced a collaborative effort to expand awareness of the impact of medications on dry mouth, a condition known to health professionals as xerostomia. More than 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, said ADA’s Aug. 11 announcement, which is posted online at www.ada.org/6114.aspx.