Oral-Systemic Health and Impact on Dental Treatment in Older Patients (2-HRS, recorded webinar)

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Arcora Foundation is proud to feature Dr. Bea Gandara, DDS, in a 2-hour webinar. She will discuss the impact of chronic conditions, long-term medication usage, and oral diseases that can create complex dental treatment needs for older patients. The techniques shared are applicable to patients of all ages with a special focus on older adults.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will learn: 

  •  Risk assessment for the safe delivery of dental care and for more thorough management of oral health
  • Effects of diabetes on the oral health of older adults
  • Effects of chronic oral inflammation and tooth loss on systemic health
  • Impact of medication side effects on oral health
  • Common oral conditions in older adults and treatment strategies to address these problems

Presenter:

Bea Gandara, DDS, University of Washington
Dr. Gandara is a 1978 graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She was a general practice resident at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in La Jolla, California from 1978-79, and a staff dentist at the Edward Royal Comprehensive Health Center in Los Angeles for two years following her residency. In 1981-82, Dr. Gandara was an instructor at the USC dental school and associated in a private practice. In 1982, she moved to Seattle, Washington to enter the Oral Medicine specialty program at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, earning her MSD degree in the field of Oral Medicine in 1985. During her studies, she also completed a National Institute of Aging Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry and a NRSA Fellowship in Salivary Gland Research. She also participated in the Dental Education and Care of the Disabled (DECOD) program in 1985.

Arcora Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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.

Arcora Foundation designates 2 continuing education credits for this activity.

If you have questions or would like more information about this course, please contact Karen Lewis at klewis@ArcoraFoundation.org or 206-528-7344.

Original Release Date: February 2020

Expiration Date: May 2023