Dr. Linda Niessen Aging & Oral Health Joplin, MO


*Registration opens December 6, 2022.
  • Founding Dean and Professor, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, Joplin, Missouri
  • Vice Provost for Oral Health Affairs, Kansas City University
  • Member, Santa Fe Group

Thursday Courses
Th221 - Caring for Medically Complex Older Adults
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

As today’s adults reach 70, 80 and 90 years of age, many expect to maintain their natural dentition throughout life. Oral health doesn’t have to decline in the face of chronic disease and medication usage, but sometimes it takes more time and care. The linkages between oral health and systemic disease become evident in these older adults. This program will discuss the oral health needs of a medically complex older population and identifies the linkages between chronic diseases, multiple medications and oral health.

Friday Courses
Fr327 - Successful Aging: Oral Health for the Prime of Life
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

American adults are living longer than ever and breaking stereotypes as they age. Today’s grandmother is more likely to be wearing braces than dentures. This program discusses changes associated with aging and their impact on oral health. Learn how to address common chronic diseases in older adults and how they affect oral health. Prevention isn’t just for kids. Cases will illustrate how the efforts of the dental team can help our patients age successfully.

Fr341 - Women's Oral Health
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

If you have a mother, sister, daughter or wife, this course is relevant for you. It will examine oral health throughout a women’s life, from puberty to adolescence to adulthood. Hear the latest about oral diseases and systemic conditions, and medications affecting girls and women, from the common (pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis) to the uncommon (eating disorders, Sjogren’s syndrome, TMD, domestic violence). Discover risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and management of women’s oral health issues to apply to your practice.