Continuing Dental Education
|Current Concepts in Clinical Geriatrics for the Dental Team
||Friday, February 7, 2014
||Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||$175 DDS / $125 AUX
||Loma Linda University, Centennial Complex
||7 hours of CDE credit
|Stephen K. Shuman, DDS, MS
|Associate Professor and Director
Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program
Department of Primary Dental Care
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Walker Methodist Senior Services
|Introduction: Riding the Age Wave
Safety First: Managing Common Medical Issues in Older Adults
- Important characteristics and trends for our aging population
- How the “silver tsunami” will affect dental practice for the next four decades
New Tips for Managing Older Patients
- Key medical risk factors in older patients and how to manage them
- Avoiding drug-related complications
- Managing anxiety and behavior issues in older adults
Dementia & Dental Care: Things to Remember When Patients Forget
- Making dental care more accessible
- Comfort measures to make your office more senior-friendly
- Improving communications with older patients
Roots of All Evil: Caries Management in Older Adults
- Current perspectives on the dementia problem
- Dental consequences of dementia
- Treatment planning concerns and strategies
- Patient management tips for dementia patients
- Scope of the caries problem in older adults
- Improving caries diagnosis
- Treatment options, restorative materials and approaches
- Strategies to reduce and prevent caries in older adults
|At the conclusion for this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize common medical issues and risk factors in the care of older adults and describe current approaches to manage them.
- Reduce the risk of adverse drug events in older patients related to dental and non-dental drugs.
- Identify special patient management concerns related to accessibility, comfort and communication for older patients and describe ways to manage them in the dental office.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of various types of dementia.
- Identify and discuss potential oral health consequences of dementia.
- Describe practical treatment planning and patient management strategies for dementia patients.
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