Optimizing Oral Health in Older Adults: Relevance to Disease and Nutrition

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Oct 21, 2021 - 4:30pm CDT

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This presentation (39:44 minutes) given by Melinda Luis and Ujwal Patel discusses how to optimize oral health in the older adult population. By the end of this presentation, learners should be able to: (1) describe older adult populations at greater risk for dental disease; (2) identify causes of dental diseases and related nutrition consequences associated with four common systemic diseases in the older adult population; (3) recall evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat dental disease and nutrient intake problems in the older adult population; and (4) recall three community resources which provide dental and nutrition services to patients and health care professionals.

Melinda Luis
Ujwal Patel