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1422 Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present-Preparing for the Future (AGD 752)

1422 Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present-Preparing for the Future (AGD 752)

1422 Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present-Preparing for the Future (AGD 752)

Natalie Kaweckyj, CDA, RDARF, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA
Natalie Kaweckyj, CDA, RDARF, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 17 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

Reference: 164987

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1422 Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present-Preparing for the Future (AGD 752)
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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

The physical and dental characteristics of aging are examined in this course. It reviews medical conditions that affect preventive and restorative treatment and offers a variety of resources for patients with xerostomia and physical disabilities. Understanding these concepts can better prepare dental team members for interaction with this fast growing group of individuals.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Recognize the impact the older population will have on the dental field.
Objective 2:
Explain the need to assess each patient as an individual and not categorize him or her by age.
Objective 3:
Describe aging as a lifelong process and explain the overall impact on integrated organs and systems.
Objective 4:
Explain the importance of obtaining a medical history update.
Objective 5:
Describe potential drug interactions with drugs used in the dental setting.
Objective 6:
Summarize the importance of proper attitudes and their effect on interactions between the dental team and the patient.
Objective 7:
Explain the correlation of certain medications and oral conditions.
Objective 8:
Identify treatment modification for various medical and physical conditions.
Objective 9:
Recite home care modification for various medical and physical conditions.
Objective 10:
List special considerations for the development of treatment plans for the older patient.
Objective 11:
Describe how to assist and manage a patient who is affected by tremors.
Objective 12:
Explain the need for premedication before treatment.
Objective 13:
Identify steps that patients may take to help with xerostomia and oral cancer.
Objective 14:
Discuss approaches for managing the patient with Parkinson’s disease.
Objective 15:
Describe and explain the importance of good verbal and listening skills, and of providing written instructions for the patient to avoid errors of interpretation.
Natalie Kaweckyj, CDA, RDARF, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA

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Natalie Kaweckyj, CDA, RDARF, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Natalie Kaweckyj currently resides in Minneapolis, Minn., where she has worked clinically, administratively and academically. She is currently a faculty member at Herzing College as well as a clinic manager at Children's Dental Services. She is a certified dental assistant, certified dental practice management administrator, certified orthodontic assistant, certified oral and maxillofacial surgery assistant, registered dental assistant in restorative functions in Minnesota, and a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association. She graduated from the ADA accredited dental assisting program at ConCorde Career Institute in 1993, and became a member of ADAA that same year. She has graduated with degrees in biology and psychology and is pursuing a doctorate in epidemiology. Natalie is a three-term past president of MDAA, 7th District Trustee and has served as chair of the Councils on Legislation, Fellowship & Mastership and Governance. She has served as ADAA secretary and ADAAF director, in addition to serving on the ADAA Council on Finance. In addition to her association duties, Natalie is very involved with her state board of dentistry and state legislature in the expansion of the dental assisting profession, serves as the President of the Minnesota Educators of Dental Assistants (MEDA) and sits on the MN RDA Exam Committee in Expanded Functions. She is also affiliated with OSAP and the American Association of Dental Practice Managers. She has authored several other courses for the ADAA on a variety of subjects.

Current Accreditations

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

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 4.00 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 752

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