ESSENTIALS OF THE GERIATRIC DENTAL PATIENT

Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS

Course Contents:

Instructions

Objectives

Introduction

Aging Process

Oral Aging Process

Summary of Oral Changes Due to Aging

Tooth Loss and Aging

Dry Mouth and Aging

Oral Cancer and Aging

Tobacco Cessation and Alcohol Intake

Dental Service for the Geriatric Population

Conclusion

Resources

Bibliography
Test Questions
Answer Sheet
Course Evaluation

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

Recognize that older adults are a diverse and growing population
 
Uncover and dispel any myths connected to the geriatric population and understand the reality of aging
 
Discuss the aging process, including that which occurs in the oral cavity
 
Discover the factors that are important when creating dental treatment plans for older adults
   
Discover resources on dental care for the geriatric population
   
Integrate the knowledge of the geriatric patient into the creation of comprehensive dental treatment plans for this population

 


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