Sjögren's syndrome - an update for dental practitioners

Br Dent J. 2012 Oct;213(7):353-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.890.


Sjögren's syndrome (SS), an autoimmune, multi-factorial disorder, affects around 5% of females and 0.5% of males in the general population. The dental practitioner has a key role in recognising the clinical features of this condition, organising referral for specialist care and managing the oral health of these patients. In this article, we summarise the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of SS relevant to dental practitioners.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / diagnosis
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / etiology*
  • Male
  • Mouth Mucosa / physiopathology*
  • Salivary Glands / physiopathology*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / pathology