The Silver Tsunami: Safeguarding the Oral Health of Our Older Adult Patients
2 CEU: Self instructional | Recorded Webinar
Released: July 1, 2021 Expires: July 1, 2024
AGD PACE Subject Code: 750 Special Patient Care, Geriatric Dentistry
COST: No charge
PRESENTER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
RECOMMENDED TECHNOLOGY: Mobile Device, Laptop, or Desktop. Internet Connection. Chrome Browser.
DESCRIPTION: By 2060, according to the US Census, the number of US adults aged 65 years or older is expected to reach 98 million, 24% of the overall population. Older Americans with the poorest oral health tend to be those who are economically disadvantaged, lack insurance, and are members of racial and ethnic minorities. Being disabled, homebound, or institutionalized (e.g., seniors who live in nursing homes) also increases the risk of poor oral health. Many older Americans do not have dental insurance because they lost their benefits upon retirement and the federal Medicare program does not cover routine dental care. - CDC. This webinar will explore the importance of oral health and the aging population, the consequences of untreated dental disease, delivery of care, and oral health prevention strategies for the elderly.
Discuss the impact of the Silver Tsunami on health delivery.
Understand the importance of oral hygiene and the older adult.
Describe the unique oral health issues for older adults.
Know risk factors when older adults are left with untreated dental disease.
Review delivery of care models for homebound patients.
Be aware of certain risk factors for the institutionalized elderly.
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