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Geriatric Dentistry

The US aging population is increasing...

Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population provides general practitioners, dental students, and auxiliary members of the dental team with a comprehensive, practical guide to oral healthcare for the aging population. Beginning with fundamental chapters on the psychological, environmental, and social aspects of aging, the book approaches patient care from a holistic point of view. Subsequent chapters show the importance of this information in a practical context by discussing how it affects office environment, decision?-making and treatment planning, and the management and treatment of common geriatric oral conditions. Case studies and study questions are used to illustrate application of educational presentations to practice settings. Contributed by leaders in the field, Geriatric Dentistry will strengthen readers understanding and clinical acumen in addressing this special population.

Geriatric Dentistry

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Geriatric Dentistry

Geriatric Dentistry
(book and both tests) Traditional Hardcopy

10 hours   $127.99

Geriatric Dentistry
(ebook and both tests) Online Only

10 hours    $127.99

Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population
(book only)

$82.99

Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population
(ebook only)

$82.99

Geriatric Dentistry
(both tests without the book)

10 hours   $50.00

Geriatric Dentistry
(test only - Course 1)

5 hours    $25.00

Geriatric Dentistry
(test only - Course 2)

5 hours    $25.00

Last reviewed: November 1, 2015
Expires: November 1, 2018

Geriatric Dentistry

About the Authors

Paula K. Friedman, DDS, CAGS, MSD, MPH, is a Professor and the Director of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Section in the Department of General Dentistry at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She also directs the Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship Program. Dr. Friedman has served as President of the American Society of Geriatric Dentistry, the American Dental Education Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Her research interests include quality of life, interprofessional education, and long-term care environments.

Geriatric Dentistry

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. Factors related to aging and its effects on dental health.
  2. Procedures for assessing geriatric patients' dental status.
  3. Types of geriatric oral conditions and their clinical implications.
  4. Methods of treating common geriatric oral conditions.
  5. Strategies for keeping dental offices "senior friendly."
  6. Treatment modalities for patients with xerostomia.
  7. Evaluations concerning treatment with a fixed or removable prosthesis.
  8. Precautions relating to use of epinephrine and drugs that patients have been prescribed.
  9. Considerations for treating geriatric patients in environments outside the dental office.
  10. Associations between oral and systemic diseases.

Geriatric Dentistry

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • Part 1: Underlying Principles of Aging
    1
    Aging: Implications for the Oral Cavity    Bei Wu
    2 Palliative Care Dentistry    Michael Wiseman
  • Part 2: Clinical Practice
    3 Living Arrangements for the Elderly: Independent Living Shared Housing Board and Care Facilities Assisted Living Continuous Care Communities and Nursing Homes    Timothy J. Halligan and Kelly A. Halligan
    4 Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz: Healthcare Providers' Perceptions of Facts and Myths of Aging    Ralph H. Saunders
    5 The Senior-Friendly Office    Ruth S. Goldblatt and Janet A. Yellowitz
  • Part 3: Decision Making and Treatment Planning
    6 Geriatric Patient Assessment    Mary R. Truhlar
    7 Treatment Planning and Oral Rehabilitation for the Geriatric Dental Patient    Peter Y. Kawamura and Mary R. Truhlar
    8 Informed Consent for the Geriatric Dental Patient    Jessica De Bord 9 Evidence-Based Decision Making in a Geriatric Practice    Mary R. Truhlar
  • Part 4: Common Geriatric Oral Conditions and their Clinical Implications
    10 Root Caries    Dick Gregory and Susan Hyde
    11 Periodontal Disease    Saroj Gupta
    12 Endodontic Management of the Aging Patient    Harold E. Goodis and Bassam M. Kinaia
    13 Oral Mucosal Lesions    Miriam R. Robbins
    14 Xerostomia    Jadwiga Hjertstedt
    15 Prosthetic Considerations for Frail and Functionally Dependent Older Adults    Ronald L. Ettinger
    16 Medical Complexities    Elisa M. Chávez
  • Part 5: Care Delivery
    17 Delivery Systems    Diane Ede-Nichols
    18 Portable Dentistry    Harvey Levy
    19 Promoting Oral Health Care in Long-Term Care Facilities    Mickey Emmons Wener Carol-Ann Yakiwchuk and Mary Bertone
    20 Dental Professionals as Part of an Interdisciplinary Team    Teresa E. Johnson Jayne E. Cernohous Paul Mulhausen and Deborah A. Jacobi
  • Part 6: Future Vision
    21 Planning for the Future    Teresa A. Dolan and Douglas Berkey
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