Caries Concerns in Older Adults
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:
- Explain population projections for older adults in the United States and the ramifications for oral health professionals when treating this demographic.
- Identify caries risk factors for older adults.
- Describe interventions and other strategies for managing caries risk in this patient population.
- 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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