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Ilias Alevizos, Dentist, Assistant Clinical Investigator, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
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Ilias Alevizos

"My focus is on xerostomia, the clinical name for dry mouth due to lack of saliva. It can be a symptom of an underlying disease, such as Sjögren’s syndrome (an autoimmune disease that affects tear and saliva production). "

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Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues.

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D.D.S. or D.M.D.

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