Xerostomia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Dry Mouth

Sarah M Ginsberg, EdD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
Item Number:
Product Dimensions:
7.00 x 10.00 x 0.37 inches

eBook Available:

Amazon KindleVitalSource

Request a faculty copy:

Faculty Copy

Book Description

An interdisciplinary textbook on dry mouth, Xerostomia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Dry Mouth provides an overview of xerostomia for physicians, dentists, nurses, speech-language pathologists, and otolaryngologists who encounter the condition in their practice.

Xerostomia is a common condition, yet only one in seven cases are referred to a speech-language pathologist or otolaryngologist for treatment. Featuring contributions from speech-language pathologists, otolaryngologists, dentists, oral pathologists, and nurses, the text’s interdisciplinary approach and evidence-based framework provides practitioners with an awareness and understanding of xerostomia that will improve interprofessional coordination and enhance patient care.

With a robust accompanying website including patient education resources, Xerostomia addresses the following topics:
  • An otolaryngologist’s view of xerostomia, including causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment
  • Patient perspectives of living with xerostomia, including quality of life measures and new research findings
  • Effect of xerostomia on dental and oral health
  • Voice disorders associated with xerostomia
  • Impact of xerostomia on swallowing
  • The science of saliva, including composition and production
  • Pharmacological management of xerostomia
Xerostomia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Dry Mouth provides indispensable information for general practitioners, internists, dentists, nurses, otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language pathology students, as well as any health care practitioners who encounter patients with xerostomia. 

More Information


About the Editor
Contributing Authors
Xerostomia Patient Pages

Chapter 1    Interdisciplinary Patient-­Centered Care for Patients With Xerostomia
Chapter 2    Living With Xerostomia
Chapter 3    The Science of Saliva
Chapter 4    Causes, Evaluation, and Treatment of Xerostomia
Chapter 5    Oral and Dental Effects of Xerostomia
Chapter 6    Swallowing, Xerostomia, and Hyposalivation
Chapter 7    Voice Disorders and Xerostomia
Chapter 8    Pharmacological Management of Xerostomia
                    Appendix: Drugs Having an Adverse Reaction of Xerostomia

Financial Disclosures

About the Editors

Sarah M. Ginsberg, EdD, CCC-­SLP, F-ASHA is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She teaches dysphagia, her primary area of clinical interest, as well as clinical and diagnostic methods in speech-­language pathology. She has published extensively in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is the coauthor of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Speech-­Language Pathology and Audiology: Evidence-­Based Education and is the founding editor of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders.