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Caries Concerns in Older Adults

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Dental professionals play an important role in helping this population maintain their natural dentition and oral health.

AGD Subject Code: 250


After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain population projections for older adults in the United States and the ramifications for oral health professionals when treating this demographic.
  2. Identify caries risk factors for older adults.
  3. Describe interventions and other strategies for managing caries risk in this patient population.
  4. Discuss potential dexterity issues with older adults, as well as devices, modifications and techniques that can be suggested to facilitate effective self-care.

This course was issued in October 2022 and expires October 2025. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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