With age comes wisdom, and unfortunately, so does additional oral health complications! Patients are living longer and in fact, adding almost 20 years to their longevity since the 1950’s. With that, they are becoming more at high risk for caries, periodontal disease, and have decades of old dentistry in their mouths. This course will be presented by three leading experts offering customizable treatments for this generation.
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mountain Time
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
11:00AM – 11:45 AM ET
Methods and Materials Options for the Aging Dental Patient
Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD
Caries has not been vanquished as once predicted! Today our elderly population faces increasing risks from dry-mouth causing medications and the abundance of sugar proliferating the “western diet”. This course is intended to be a thought-provoking discussion on how we, as dental providers, can help our patients through the unique challenges facing each of us as we age. Specific clinical tips and suggestions will be included.
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Everyday Reparative Dentistry in Geriatric Patients
Lou Graham, DDS
With aging comes restorative challenges. The list can include: worn dentitions, proximal root caries, recurrent decay under crowns and yes, there are so many more! This portion of our day will introduce the attendee to a variety of clinical situations and the latest in how today’s dental materials help preserve our patient’s teeth.