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.