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Geriatric Dentistry: Providing Care for an Aging Population

Geriatric Dentistry: Providing Care for an Aging Population

Geriatric Dentistry: Providing Care for an Aging Population

Pamela Stein, DMD, MPH
Pamela Stein, DMD, MPH
on behalf of Western Schools

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$19.95 $ 19.95 $ 19.95

$ 19.95 $ 19.95 $ 19.95
$ 19.95 $ 19.95 $ 19.95
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Launch date: 02 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

Reference: 169270

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The number of adults age 65 and older in the U.S. is expected to swell to 72 million by 2030. The aging population will bring both opportunities and challenges to the practice of dentistry. Dentists need to be trained in meeting the oral health needs of older adults to help reduce their burden of chronic disease. This basic-level course provides dental professionals with basic knowledge and information in gerontology and geriatric dentistry that will enhance their ability to diagnose and manage older patients, distinguish between normal aging-related changes in the tissues of the oral cavity and those resulting from pathological changes, implement appropriate strategies for dealing with patients with cognitive impairments who exhibit care resistance, and make clinical modifications in their dental practices to accommodate the biological changes in their patients that occur as a part of normal aging.

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Objectives
Describe the demographic characteristics of older adults in the United States. Identify the normal biological changes associated with aging. Explain the normal oral changes associated with aging. Describe the incidence of xerostomia and dental caries in older adults. Identify the oral-systemic links in the older adult population. Describe oral health considerations for the institutionalized older adult. Describe access to care and utilization patterns of older adults.
Pamela Stein, DMD, MPH

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Pamela Stein, DMD, MPH
on behalf of Western Schools

Pamela Stein, DMD, MPH , received her DMD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1990 and her master’s of public health degree from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in 2009. She practiced dentistry for 13 years as the attending dentist at two nursing home facilities. In 2003, Dr. Stein was appointed as a full-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry. She is currently an associate professor in the Division of Public Health Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she teaches geriatric dentistry and public health dentistry. Dr. Stein has served as the geriatric oral health consultant to the Kentucky Department of Public Health. She has received funding to investigate sustainable ways to improve the oral hygiene of nursing home residents and has created an oral care curriculum for caregivers of older adults. She has authored several manuscripts and presented nationally on the importance of oral health for older adults. Her other research interests include investigating potential linkages between oral disease and risk of dementia. Findings from her research have been published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Research, the Annals of Long-Term Care, and Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 2.00 Hours

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