The role of a saliva control clinic in the management of drooling

J Paediatr Child Health. 1992 Oct;28(5):395-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1992.tb02699.x.


This paper describes a saliva control clinic which has been established at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. A team involving two speech pathologists, a paediatrician, a plastic surgeon and a dentist has assessed and managed 68 young people over a period of 2 years. Treatment options have included behavioural programmes, trial of oral appliances, medication and surgery. This multidisciplinary approach has been useful in developing assessment techniques and formulating recommendations.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
  • Patient Care Team
  • Sialorrhea / therapy*