October 14, 2017

Lecture Course
Removing Aging Barriers in Your Dental Practice


Advances in health care and the aging “baby boomers” have resulted in an unprecedented growth in the number of old adults. It is estimated that the population of 65 years and over will practically double by the year 2005 and 2030 resulting in 20% of the population being 65 years and older in our population. This means that 1 in 5 patients in our dental practices will be 65 or older! While this growing population of older adults’ remains healthy and active, aging does present challenges to health care providers such as multiple chronic medical problems, multiple medications, functional limitations as well as cognitive impairments. Many of these issues associated with aging may present barriers to access to care in dental practices.
This session will identify some of the age-related physical changes, medical, functional, and cognitive changes that many of the more prevalent medical conditions that may challenge the oral health of aging adults. The oral health care team will become aware of ways to ensure that their practice provides a safe, appropriate and comfortable care to their older patient. Understanding the age related changes with the management of multiple chronic conditions will improve the strategies we can apply in preventing disease as well as providing care to older adult dental patient.

Following completion of this course, the participant should have a better understanding and working knowledge of:
· Age-related physical, oral and cognitive changes
· Clinical signs and symptoms as well as medical management of some of the more prevalent chronic medical conditions associated with older adults to include cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal and renal disorders.
· Dental management considerations for functional, behavioral and cognitive changes associated with some of the more common neuromuscular degenerative disorders to include the patient with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and the stroke patient
· Strategies and treatment planning for managing the older patient with cognitive disorders
· Preventive and restorative approaches in managing caries and periodontal disease in medically challenged older adults

Check-in: TBD, 8:00 AM
Program: Saturday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Register before August 18, 2017 to receive a 15% discount.
Register before September 22, 2017 to receive a 12% discount.

Dentist: $210.00
Dentist: $210.00 - 15% = $178.00
Dentist: $210.00 - 12% = $185.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $170.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $170.00 - 15% = $144.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $170.00 - 12% = $150.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 161685A)
AGD Code: 730 Hours: 7

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