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M. David Campbell Geriatric Symposium: Oral Health Care for the Ambulatory Geriatric Patient

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Rosemary Howley Buhl, JD

Sanjay Chand, MBBS, MD

W. Choong Foong, BSc (Hons), PhD

Elisa M. Ghezzi, DDS, PhD

Course Overview

In 2030, more than one-fifth of Americans will be over the age of 65. The expected change in demographics with increase in life expectance, changes in disease patterns, comorbidities and multiple medications will have significant impact on dental patient management. This full day course will focus on the ambulatory geriatric patient and will review; 1) oral diseases common to the geriatric patient and treatment planning considerations; 2) the impact of various systemic pathologies/health on the dental management; 3) the pharmacological and therapeutic consideration when managing elderly patients with various systemic pathologies; 4) common myths about oral healthcare for the aging and educational tools to address these myths with the ambulatory geriatric patient and caregivers; 5) opportunities for increased communication between providers and family/caregivers.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the benefits of effective communication when treating senior citizens

  • Implement an effective practice of communication with seniors, their family and caregivers, while maintaining HIPAA compliance

  • Better understand the impact of systemic health/disease on ambulatory geriatric patient management

  • Gain a better understanding potential adverse effects and drug interaction in the ambulatory geriatric patient

  • Choose appropriate pharmacological agents when managing a geriatric patient (local anesthetics, analgesic agents, antimicrobial agents, etc)


The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI
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Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Dentists - $230; Allied - $125
UDM Alumni: Dentists - $207; Allied - $112.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

6 hours (Lecture)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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