Adult Oral Health and Disease

Learning objectives targeted in this chapter:

  • Recognize and appropriately refer adult caries, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
  • Describe how chronic medical conditions and aging affect oral health.
  • Discuss oral effects of common medications, alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illicit drugs.

Apply Your Knowledge

The cases in this course are an opportunity to apply concepts that have been or will be covered in the subsequent slides. Cases can help guide your learning.

Note: Case responses do not count toward your module score.