AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference


SA19 - The Mouth is Part of the Body


Mar 9, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Mar 9, 2019 3:30pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

The condition of the oral cavity can impact the overall health and well-being of an individual. Oral health is generally considered poor among residents of long-term care facilities. This session will discuss how oral health and general health are connected and how prescribed medications can have a direct effect on the oral cavity. Basic oral evaluation will be reviewed, as well as when a patient should be referred to a dentist. Attendees will understand the importance of having a clean and healthy mouth in order to optimize the overall well-being of an individual.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the importance of oral health in older adults.
  • Recognize the relationship between oral health and general health.
  • Explain the impact of medications on the mouth.
  • Identify when to refer patients to dental practitioners.

Credits Available: 1.00 CMD Clinical | 1.00 CME | 1.00 MOC

Speaker(s):

  • Kevin Hendler, DDS, Dental Director, Ina T Allen Dental Center. Associate Professor Medicine and Geriatrics, Emory University School of Medicine/ Emory Healthcare
  • Hyungseok Oh, MD, MBA, Associate Medical Director / Assistant Professor, AG Rhodes at Wesley Woods / Emory University School of Medicine

Credits

  • 1.00 - Clinical
  • 1.00 - CME
  • 1.00 - MOC

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