09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Essential Information to Make Your Practice Senior Friendly
The population of the United States is becoming much older and senior citizens represent a large financial aspect of your practice. These patients want to regain and preserve function through implants and preventive dentistry. This lecture will lay the groundwork to make your practice welcoming to geriatric patients.
As the senior population represents the highest use of medications, their changing physiology will be discussed and polypharmacy and herbal supplements will be highlighted. Medical conditions which can influence your dental treatments will also be presented. Office design, marketing and communication will be addressed.
Additionally, Dr. Wiseman will discuss treating older patients as they develop multiple morbidities such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Areas often seen in older patients with complex medical histories include xerostomia and oral fungal infections. The treatment and transfer from wheelchairs will be discussed and the care of older patients near death will be explained. This course is an essential primer for dentists interested in providing oral health care to geriatric patients.
You Will Learn
- To create a safe and welcoming office for senior patients
- To recognize some major morbidities such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease in your patients, and how these can affect your approach to dental treatment
- To identify medications that can impact treatment of geriatric patients
Who Should Attend
This informational course is designed for dentists, specialists and the entire dental team.
Tuition: $195 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Format: Live, interactive webinar via Zoom
Credits: This activity is designed for 3 units of continuing education credit.
Michael Wiseman, DDS received his DDS degree in 1985 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally. He maintains a general practice, treating patients from kids to grandparents with an added emphasis on special needs patients. He is also an active staff member at various Montreal hospitals.