Providing Evidence-based Oral Health Care to Individuals Diagnosed with Degenerative Disorders, Part 3: Alzheimer'€s Disease

Introduction

Introduction

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia in adults older than 65, is a progressive, irreversible brain disease that destroys cognitive functioning. To facilitate patient-centered care for individuals diagnosed with AD, dental professionals must be aware of the stages of the disease, common signs and symptoms, and drug and non-drug treatments used to manage cognitive and behavioral symptoms. The following course will provide an overview of the disease, describe drug and non-drug treatments to help manage the symptoms of AD, and present ways for dental professionals to modify the provision of oral health care to meet the needs of patients diagnosed with AD.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Simmer-Beck reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: 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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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number. The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

Louisiana CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Louisiana CE Broker, add your Louisiana License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Louisiana License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Louisiana CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a D in front of their license number and hygienists need to have an H in front of their license number. The Louisiana CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

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