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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


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Overview / Abstract:

Today older adults are seeking dental care in far greater numbers as their life span lengthens and the numbers of seniors in the population increase. Unique to this population are facto rs such as variable health profiles, social support systems, and functional capabilities. Oral health findings can also be highly variable whether they arecompounded by a lifetime of treatmentor neglect. Many individuals or their families expect to maintain or restore their dentition and receive regular oral health care with the late st innovativ e materials and technology available. Recognizing the diverse nature of the elderly and their needs, this symposium will approach the older adult from a functional perspective and include topics that cover many of the relevant issues faced when treating aging
individuals. Practice approaches for both the healthy, community-based patient and frailer individuals will be discussed.

Topics to be covered:
• The relationship of function to health, including oral health
• Alternatives to implant supported dentures
• Importance of diet in healthy aging.
• Anesthetic choices in older adults
• The effects of climate change on older adults.
• Common oral and systemic conditions and their impact on dental management.
• Models of community-oriented care of the older adult

Upon completion of this course participants should:
• Recognize the importance of functionality to health, including oral health for older adults.
• Understand viable alternatives to implant supported dentures.
• Appreciate the role of diet in the process of healthy aging.
• Apply treatment modifications for a range of anesthetics in older adults.
• Understand the impact of climate change on older adults
• Explain how common oral and systemic conditions of older adults impact dental management
• Appreciate the importance of community dental care delivery to older adults


Sep 15, 2017


Dental CDE


Live / Seminar, Seminar, Webinar / Webcast / Video



Credits / Hours

7 Continuing Education Credits



Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Symposium Chair: Dr. Roseann Mulligan

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Dentistry General, Geriatrics / LTC

Keywords / Search Terms

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LIVE Activity Location Details


Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
925 W. 34th St.
Los Angeles, CA   90089
United States of America

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