Geriatric Dentistry: Before You Call 911
COURSE NUMBER: 586
Satbir S. Grover, BDS, MS, MBA
Geriatric Dentistry: Before You Call 911 will provide an overview of some of the essential steps that need to be considered for safe handling of older adults and medically complex patients. The course covers from their entrance to their exi...
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Geriatric Dentistry: Before You Call 911 will provide an overview of some of the essential steps that need to be considered for safe handling of older adults and medically complex patients. The course covers from their entrance to their exit after treatment and the follow-up steps after the treatment has been delivered.
- The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Dental procedures for older adults are a reality on a daily basis. This course has been specifically designed to provide a platform for dental professionals who appreciate the changing demographics of older adults in the United States, especially those with complex medical conditions. The scope of geriatric dentistry includes the provision of appropriate dental care for the older adult patient taking into consideration the patient’s overall medical and dental status, in order to improve their quality of life.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Aug 15, 2019
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Aug 14, 2022
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Discuss geriatric dentistry in general.
- Consider the physical characteristics and medical history of the older adult patient during the initial assessment.
- Describe common medical emergencies and management protocols.
- Recognize the value of communication between dental and medical teams.
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- 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.
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