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Geriatric Dentistry: Boomers and Zoomers - Systemic Health, Medications and Dentistry

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Friday, June 7, 2013


Divesh Byrappagari, BDS, MSD

Sanjay Chand, MBBS, MD

W. Choong Foong, BSc (Hons), PhD

Diane Hoelscher, DDS, MS


Course Overview

The Baby-Boom generation begins turning age 65 in 2011. By 2030, more than one-fifth of Americans will be over the age of 65. Older people are more likely to experience chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and different oral disease patterns. Their risk of cancer and other health issues also increase. They also tend to have multiple health concerns at the same time, seeing different doctors and taking various medications on a daily basis. 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 review 1) the impact on the “geriatric” demographics changes on health care and dentistry; 2) the incidence of oral diseases and conditions found in geriatric population; 3) the impact of various systemic pathologies/health on geriatric dental patient management; and 4) the pharmacological and therapeutic consideration when managing elderly patients with various systemic pathologies.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the current demographics changes and the impact of Baby-Boom generation for oral health treatment/management
  • Gain a better understand on the impact of systemic health/disease on geriatric patient management
  • Gain a better understanding potential adverse effects and drug interaction in the elderly patient
  • Choose appropriate pharmacological agents when managing a geriatric patient (local anesthetics, analgesic agents, antimicrobial agents, etc)


The Henry, Dearborn, 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. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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