Speaker Information

Dr. Linda Niessen
Joplin, MO
Aging & Oral Health

Th221 - Caring for Medically Complex Older Adults
Date/Time: 3/16/2023   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Type: Registered   Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Spouses, Students

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.