- How to identify a patient with dementia in your practice
- Accommodate and adjust both dental and management approaches to retain your patient
- Learn dental and management treatment options for individuals with dementia for their present and future needs
There is an increase and trend in dementia of the aging population. Identifying and understanding how to accommodate these older adults will help dental professionals successfully treat and retain these patients as long as possible in your practices.
- Dementia overview: Causes, Impact and Stages
- Anticipated Changes In Oral Care
- Supporting Patient’s Comfort Level
- Adjusting Approach
- Managing Challenging Behaviors
- Strategies To Obtain A Successful Dental Procedure
- Realistic Expectations And Treatment Planning
- When It Is appropriate To Refer To A Specialist
- Specific Recommendations To Maintain Dental Health At Home
- What Dental Procedures And Materials Are Best For The Patient With Dementia
- Behavior Issues Commonly Presented In The Dental Office Setting
- Referral Source List
Credits: 3 CEU’s [AGD code: #754]
Instructor/s: Dr. Deborah Nachman-Mangot and Vivian Green Korner, MA, CDP
Deborah Nachman-Mangot, D.D.S., CDP, CADDCT has over 15 years of providing mobile dental care to various different types of communities (including dementia and Alzheimer’s care) throughout Northern New Jersey. In the mid-eighties, she participated in an on-site dental program in Colorado where she worked on migrant workers and their children delivering preventive dental care and education. She is a 1993 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School of Chicago, Illinois with a Doctor of Dental Science degree. She had received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and minor concentration in Dental Health Education. She took a Hospital Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey for one year where she received additional clinical education in areas of oncology, oral facial trauma, medically compromised patients and hospital dental needs. She is certified as a Dementia Care Practitioner and Trainer. She continues to be very compassionate about delivering quality dental care to the geriatric and medically compromised population.
Vivian Green Korner, MA, CDP. For the past twenty-five years she has dedicated her career to enhancing the lives of individuals challenged with Alzheimer’s disease and offering much needed support and guidance to their caregivers. She is recognized as a dementia expert. Vivian has an active private practice focusing on family caregiver issues. In addition, she provides dementia care training seminars to home health professionals throughout New Jersey. She is a caregiver support group facilitator through the Alzheimer Association, serves as a guest speaker for community groups and offers presentations on caregiver issues. Vivian’s commitment to raising Alzheimer’s awareness has lead her to creating and organizing community based Alzheimer’s Awareness Weeks in communities throughout New Jersey. Vivian holds a Master’s Degree from New York University and is certified as a dementia practitioner. Prior to her current work she was Director of The Kaplen Adult Reach Center, a social adult day care program for 17 years.