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Oral Care for Older Patients: Section 1: Health and Medical Considerations

Oral Care for Older Patients: Section 1: Health and Medical Considerations

Oral Care for Older Patients: Section 1: Health and Medical Considerations

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief And Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD
Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief And Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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Description

This course will cover the health conditions pertinent to older populations and oral implications. The link between periodontitis and various systemic diseases will be discussed as well as the impact oral health plays in the overall quality of life through out a patient’s lifespan.  Oral diseases prevention strategies for older adults will also be covered.

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Objectives
Established and emerging relationships between oral health and systemic conditions. The role oral inflammation plays in non communicable diseases. How oral health influences many aspects of an aging patient’s general health and quality of life. Pathways for care of older adults. How preventive strategies implementation can be used to stop the initiation of disease, reduce adverse health risk and improve patient’s overall well-being
Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief And Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD

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Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief And Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

Dr. Mark S. Wolff is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has designed, developed, and implemented an extensive curriculum in caries risk assessment and has designed dental information systems to assist dental schools in monitoring the risk of the entire dental patient population. He was the founding Councilor of the American Dental Education Association Cariology Section. Dr Wolff has completed numerous international research and oral health assessment programs. Dr. Wolff received his DDS degree and PhD in Oral Biology and Pathology from Stony Brook University.  He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple bench top and clinical research projects investigating dental caries, novel remineralizing agents, dental erosion, periodontal disease, dental materials and dentinal hypersensitivity.  He has published over 75 scientific papers, text chapters and edited multiple textbooks.  Dr. Wolff lectures world-wide and is a frequent consultant to industry.  He has been the principal or co-principal investigator on more than $6.0 million in industrial and National Institute of Health funded research.  Prior to joining the NYU College of Dentistry in 2005, he served as Associate Dean at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, where he helped develop and implement the first completely computerized dental record. He frequently serves as a media source for information on consumer issues and hosts an annual radio series on dental issues on satellite radio. Under Dr. Wolff’s direction, the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care is currently integrating an extensive program of caries and health risk assessments, minimal intervention dentistry, tobacco cessation, evidence based dental education and inter-professional education across the entire NYU College of Dentistry curriculum.Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 800 lectures and has over 80 professional publications. She is Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California; an Adjunct Associate Professor and Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and a Clinical Instructor on the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School. Ann is also an independent educational and research consultant, and practices dental hygiene part-time, specializing in geriatrics.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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