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Comprehensive Health Prevention for Older Adults: Part I

Presenter: Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD

Attainment of optimal oral health and wellness is a challenging and dynamic process that occurs along the aging continuum. This webinar will present a new model for health prevention for older adults. Emphasizing safety considerations when managing older adults in the dental setting. Participants will learn preventive strategies to minimize risks that negatively impact oral and systemic health, including lifetime negative health habits, environmental hazards, medication management and elder abuse. As well as how to individualize preventive strategies to improve desired health outcomes for their elderly patients, including preventing infections, promoting positive health behaviors, preventing medical emergencies. The importance of informed consent and advocacy will be discussed.

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