Dental Care for Geriatric Patients
JUNE 18, 2020
11 am PST ǀ 12 pm MST ǀ 1 pm CST ǀ 2 pm EST
Presented by Nicholas Makrides DMD MPH, Chief Dentist for Bureau of Prisons
Duration: 1.0 hour
As people age, their oral health needs change. This is often influenced by decreased access to care, comorbid conditions, decline in cognitive function, loss of manual dexterity and polypharmacy. Older patients experience myriad oral health issues, including periodontal disease, root caries (decay), edentulism and oral cancer. This talks will share insights on how to address these challenges, including a continued focus on prevention.
Registration Fee: $59
- Cite the most common oral health problems of geriatric patients
- Examine preventive techniques and oral health aids to assist patients with their oral health
- Review risk factors for oral cancer
Continuing Education Credit
1.0 hour of credit is available (ADA, ACCME, ANCC, APA, CCHP)
About the Presenter
Dr. Nick Makrides as the chief dentist provides consultation to correctional executives, advances program development, and oversees the management of the BOP’s 119 prisons. During his tenure, he has integrated an oral health message into the BOP’s Medical Clinical Practice Guidelines and has established quality management metrics for the dental program. He supervised the development of the BOP’s electronic dental record and spearheaded the conversion of celluloid based radiography to a digital format for all BOP dental clinics. He is a subject matter expert in correctional dentistry, having been advisory to various state correctional systems, and has authored numerous publications addressing institutional dentistry.