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Treating the Aging Baby Boomer: Looking through the Crystal Ball

COURSE NUMBER: 459

Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This topic explores the oral and general health issues facing one of the fastest growing population groups, the aging Baby Boomers. This course will focus on what their future oral health needs will be, how their oral health could impact th...

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Overview

This topic explores the oral and general health issues facing one of the fastest growing population groups, the aging Baby Boomers. This course will focus on what their future oral health needs will be, how their oral health could impact their overall health, issues surrounding those confined to institutional care, and how to make decisions about which oral treatment options would be the most beneficial for all levels of Baby Boomer needs.


This topic explores the oral and general health issues facing one of the fastest growing population groups, the aging Baby Boomers. This course will focus on what their future oral health needs will be, how their oral health could impact their overall health, issues surrounding those confined to institutional care, and how to make decisions about which oral treatment options would be the most beneficial for all levels of Baby Boomer needs.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Mar 1, 2015

  • Last Revision Date:

    Sep 1, 2018

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Aug 30, 2021

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    490, 750

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Define what is meant by the Baby Boomer Generation.
  • Describe the changing demographics of this aging population cohort worldwide.
  • Discuss the changing oral health needs of this new group of older adults.
  • Discuss how the overall health of the Baby Boomer can impact their oral health needs and how oral health is related to systemic health.
  • Identify risks that oral health issues may impose on the overall health of the Baby Boomer and on the healthcare system.
  • Discuss access to care issues for this growing group of older adults.
  • Discuss issues facing institutionalized older adults.
  • Identify oral health interventions that have had positive effects on both oral and systemic health based on current evidence.
  • Develop treatment recommendations for the aging Baby Boomer.

Disclaimers

P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein. Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy. Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Lavigne is a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
Salme E Lavigne

Salme E. Lavigne

RDH, PhD

Salme received a diploma in Dental Hygiene (University of Toronto), a BA in Biomedical Anthropology, (Lakehead University), a Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene (University of Missouri-Kansas-City), and a PhD (Faculty of Medicine, Un...

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