Course 8: Geriatric Oral Health

Description

This course addresses the vital role medical clinicians can play in promoting the oral health needs of older adults. Clinicians will learn how to perform a comprehensive oral assessment, identify and manage common geriatric oral conditions, counsel patients on effective preventive measures, and collaborate with dental professionals. Additionally, this module will address the link between oral and systemic health and review common oral side effects of medications.

This course takes approximately one hour to complete.
Each Clinical Case takes about 10 minutes.

Course Steering Committee Authors

Smiles for Life Editor

A. Stevens Wrightson, M.D. Melinda Clark, M.D.

Dental Consultants

Reviewers

Pamela S. Stein, D.M.D, M.P.H. Kathy Kemle, MS, PA-C
Robert G. Henry, D.M.D, M.P.H. Leslie-Faith Morritt Taub, ANP-C, GNP-BC, CDE, C. BSM, DNSc
Joanna M. Douglass, B.D.S., D.D.S.

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