Colgate Oral Health Network

Oral Implications in Older Adults, a Growing Need for Care

Today older adults make up one of the fastest growing segments of the world population today. With the fertility rate declining and life expectancy increasing, this course provides the clinician with the information necessary to make professional decisions in the process of managing the dental future and oral healthcare needs of the aging population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the physiologic changes in the aging dentition in relation to the oral and dental diseases
  • Describe the relationship between oral inflammation and systemic conditions
  • Understand how to determine the dental future of the older adult
  • Discuss prevention strategies in managing the oral health of older adults in the dental office