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Pharmacologic Considerations with the Geriatric Patient
January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker Dr. Ann Spolarich
Description: The purpose of this course is to review risks associated with medication use among older adults. Most patients take multiple medications, many of which have oral complications and drug interactions of significance to dentistry. Medication therapies, oral drug and disease complications, drug interactions and dental practice management considerations will be discussed.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this continuing education program, course participants will be able to:
- Describe common oral disorders observed in the elderly population related to medication use, including xerostomia, taste and smell disorders, orofacial muscular disorders, and lichenoid drug reactions.
- Identify drugs that increase risks for falling.
- Discuss drugs that alter heart rhythm, including drugs that are used in dentistry.
- Review commonly abused substances by older adults with related oral and systemic health implications.
Registration Extended. Closes January 9th 2020. Late registration will be subject to a mandatory $8.00 donation