Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM EST
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Water's Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017

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Annie Caporellie

3/6/20 - Geriatric Dentistry: Treatment Concepts, Considerations, and Methods 

Dr. Sydnee Chavis

Important Notes & Announcements:

  • This will be a full day course earning 6.0 ADA credits.
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to CHEP's cancellation policy.  Please review in detail prior to registering. 
  • Grievance Procedure can be found at the following link - CHEP Grievance Procedure

Course Description:

"The graying of America" is an imminent reality for our population.  It is expected that by 2035, the population of adults over the age of 65 will outnumber the population of children 18 and under.  This population of older adults is also the fastest growing among the population.  As the population of older adults continues to grow, healthcare and dental care for older and elderly patients becomes more prominent. 

Geriatric patients, generally characterized as being age 65 and older, encounter unique health and dental problems related to aging and chronic comorbid diagnoses.  Some diagnoses have a profound impact on patients' dentition, and some diagnoses will have a profound impact on the provision of dental care, with important consideration of medical state needed prior to rendering dental treatment.  The range of health, functional, and mental status of the older population also means that geriatric dentistry is a dynamic and diverse field which is not always addressed or targeted on a patient specific basis.

This course will explore concepts and perspectives of geriatric dentistry.  Topics covered will include medical diagnoses and consideration common among older adults, treatment planning considerations, specific methods of preventative and restorative dental treatments, and patient considerations for care.  We will focus on these aspects that are unique to older populations, as well as review concepts that should be considered for all patient populations.

Learning Objectives:

1. Analyze the unique elements of geriatric dentistry that make it different from general dentistry, and discuss 2-3 aspects of geriatric dentistry that are the same as care for all other patients.
2. Assess the specific medical and dental diagnoses that tend to be common among older adults that impact treatment planning and the provision of dental care to this population.
3. Compare different paradigms for treatment planning for geriatric patients compared to the general population.
4. Recall 3-4 treatment modalities that can be utilized broadly among geriatric patients.
5. Discuss implementation practices for the provision of care for geriatric patients.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Chavis is a clinical instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a focus on special care, geriatrics, and the dental management of medically complex and medically compromised patients.  She earned her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completed her thesis on the management of patients with special healthcare needs, and completed her advanced training at the University of Michigan in hospital dentistry.  Her clinical focus is the provision of care for patients with intellectual and development disabilities, as well as the dental treatment of older patients and patients with significant and severe medical comorbidities. 

Disclosure: Dr. Sydnee Chavis and the Planning Committee report they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose.  There will be no discussion of off label products. 

Continuing Education:

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this activity for 6.0 ADA continuing education credits. 

Education Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Case Study and Video

Target audience: dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, staff

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, and 30 minutes after the start of the program.  Attendees are expected to stay until the conclusion of the day in order to receive the access code to complete their evaluation and receive the credits for the day.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  You will need the access code announced at the conclusion of the day in order to complete the evaluation.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Registration Information:

Dentist - Community Provider: $195 prior to 2/21/2020; $205 starting 2/21/2020
Hygienist - Community Provider: $159 prior to 2/21/2020; $169 starting 2/21/2020
Assistant/Staff - Community Provider: $145 prior to 2/21/2020; $155 starting 2/21/2020
VA VISN 5 Employee (with ID): $35 prior to 2/21/2020; $45 starting 2/21/2020

Prices increase two weeks prior to the program date as indicated above.  Registration will close at the end of the day on March 3rd; however, we do accept onsite registration as long as space allows.  

Registration includes a continental breakfast starting at 7:30am and a buffet lunch.

If you are registering as a VA VISN 5 Employee, you will be required to show proof of current employment via government issued VA ID Badge at check in.  If you do not have your badge, you will not be granted access to the program unless you pay the regular community rate.