POSTPONED: Removing Aging Barriers in Your Dental Practice
May 31, 2019
The success story of increasing life expectancy, as witnessed in the 20th century, along with the aging “baby boomers” has resulted in an unprecedented rate of growth in the number of older adults. With this growing population, health care providers have been challenged to manage patients with multiple chronic medical problems, multiple medications, functional limitations as well as cognitive and affective deficits. These trends have heralded healthcare's challenge for the 21st century, which is to improve oral health as well as quality of life for this growing population.
This session will identify some of the medical, functional and cognitive challenges that many of the more prevalent chronic medical conditions impose on our adult dental patients. Through a multi-dimensional dental assessment model, dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants will have an opportunity to learn about some of the different aspects and challenges confronting the dental team providing oral health care to medically challenged adult patients.
Participants will learn:
Clinical signs and symptoms along with medical management of some of the more common chronic medical conditions associated with aging patients such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, gastro-intestinal, endocrine, renal disease, and liver disease
Review some of the medical and management issues associated with some of the more common cognitive and function disorders associated with older adults to include arthritic disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease and selected Neuromuscular Disorders
How to apply a multidimensional assessment plan for the older adult dental patient to aid your risk assessment, assessment for informed consent, dental problem diagnosis and treatment planning
Tips and trends to facilitate the dental team's management of medically challenged older adults
Check-in: 8:00 AM Program time: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
Allied Dental Personnel: $160.00
April Two Step Savings - Dentist: $193.60
April Two Step Savings - Allied Dental Personnel: $140.00
(Register before March 29, 2019 to receive a 15% discount. Register before April 30, 2019 to receive a 12% discount.)