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The Geriatric Patient’s Health Issues – Dental Considerations




The Geriatric Patient’s Health Issues – Dental Considerations

3 CEUs –


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  • List the common geriatric syndromes and conditions, including risk factors, causes, signs, symptoms, differential diagnoses, treatments and preventive strategies.
  • Understand what aging is on the cellular level
  • Define important psycho social issues of aging, including those related to retirement, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, under-reporting of symptoms and illnesses, elder abuse and neglect, home safety, community resources, and adaptation to alternative living situations such as long-term care facilities
  • Identify the important concepts of pathophysiology and issues in common diseases of older people.
  • Identify strategies to help defeat the negative effects of aging; nutritional regimens which will be a major point of this lecture
  • Demonstrate an understanding of myths and stereotypes related to older people and “ageism”; the diversity among the elderly; the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration; a compassion for individuals providing day-to-day care to the elderly; and the appreciation for the importance of maximizing function rather than just focusing on disease.
  • Identify and demonstrate the “best practices” of geriatric communication.
  • Describe the basic concepts of demography and epidemiology of aging; molecular, cellular, genetic and biopsychosocial theories of aging; “normal aging” vs. disease at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organisms levels, and the role of failure of homeostatic mechanisms; anatomic and histological changes associated with aging and age-related disease; the physiology of aging; the pharmacology of aging; nutrition and aging; as well as sexuality and the aging individual.

Course Description:

  • Geriatric syndromes and conditions: Risk Factors, Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Differential Diagnoses
  • Treatment strategies-Preventive strategies:
  • Pathophysiology in common diseases of the elderly: Role of cerebral cortex and Alzheimer’s and other Dementia
  • Demography, physiology & epidemiology of aging: Cellular level, Normal aging vs. disease-molecular and Pharma of aging
  • Nutrition and aging: Nutritional regimens, Negate effects of aging or improve disease symptoms
  • Psycho-social issues of aging: Role of seniors in society, Changing perceptions, Language of aging, Retirement, Anxiety
  • Sexuality and aging, Under-reporting of symptoms/illness, Elder abuse or neglect, Home safety, Community resources
  • Anti-oxidation * Use of oils for cardiac health Alternate living arrangements and adaptation to them

{Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.}

Instructor:  Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 12/31/2024. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Requirements to attend a live webinar:

  1.  You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
  2.  To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat.
  3.   Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
  4.   Instructors may call on participants.
  5.  To verify attendance, a code word may be given sometime during the class.
  6. You will be required to complete and return an evaluation after the course has ended. The evaluation may ask what code word was given.
  7.  You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.

Live webinar invitations are emailed to registered students approximately one day prior to the class.

Certificates of Completion are emailed to students approximately 5 business days after the course.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Wed, Aug 21, 2024, 6pm-9pm EST, Attend at our School: Wed, Aug 21, 2024, 6pm-9pm EST