Improving Oral Health for Your Aging Patients

Improving Oral Health for Aging Patients, May 2018

Most dentists today received very little formal training in caring for the unique needs of older patients.  To help address this, Arcora Foundation engaged a team of national experts in serving older adults, led by Dr. Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, to develop a course that discusses the importance of treating independently-living older adults in your office. 

This course is targeted to general dentists to expand their expertise in delivering optimal dental care to this diverse, and growing, senior population or that need care.  The course includes patient cases and discussion to assess treatment options based on the patient’s goals, ability to pay, health status, etc. 

The course is designed to build confidence in treating older patients, understand patient care options, and increase access to dental care for older adults.

Training Information

Course calendar: 

  • March 16, 2019, Bellevue

  • October 19, 2019, Spokane

Registration: The 7-hour, in-person course is offered in partnership with the University of Washington Department of Continuing Dental Education. To register, please visit the University of Washington - Continuing Dental Education website.

Cost: The course is FREE for dental providers practicing in Washington state. If you are located outside of Washington, please contact Karen Lewis (206.528.7344).

Questions: Please contact UW-CDE at 206.543.5448 or Arcora Foundation at 206.528.7344.