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Webinar centers on treating geriatric patients

August 22, 2018
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Dr. Folse
The ADA is hosting a Sept. 19 webinar to help clinicians who treat geriatric patients.

The webinar, Treatment for the Geriatric Patient, will be held online from 2-3 p.m. CST.
Dr. Gregory J. Folse, a member of the National Elder Care Advisory Committee, operates a mobile geriatric dental practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, that provides comprehensive dental treatment to 3,800 nursing facility residents. Dr. Folse will lead the webinar and discuss the ins and outs of treating geriatric patients, including the "Deadly Five" conditions that stop or delay oral care: potential osteonecrosis, anticoagulants, recent acute medical conditions, severe infections and high blood pressure on the day of surgery. The discussion will also show how these conditions can affect treatment planning decisions and provide answers to many dental, medical, pharmacological and psychological concerns.

In addition, attendees will learn when to provide dental treatment, maintain oral disease or do nothing at all.

Participants in the live webinar session are eligible for one hour of continuing education. Register here.