Baby Boomers and Beyond:
Treating Geriatric and Special Needs Patients

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (7 CE credit hours)

Biomedical Research Tower (OSU Campus)

This program will address the complex and unique challenges a general practitioner will face when treating the burgeoning Baby Boom population (Geriatric and Special Needs patients).

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 multiple other health issues also increase. With the multiple health concerns and seeing different doctors the older adults have a polypharmacy issue from various chronic care medications.

These issues will be discussed and specific materials and techniques provided to achieve the best possible treatment goals. Cases will be presented to complement the presented material. Dentists, hygienists, and assistants who treat these populations will gain valuable knowledge and insight into the complex world of the “new” Geriatric & Special Needs patient in your practice.


8:30 a.m. The Opportunities and Challenges Created by an Aging Population
Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS
Dean and Professor, Division of Restorative Sciences and Prosthodontics
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


9:30 a.m.

 How You Say it is Just as Important as What You Say: Communicating effectively with older adults
Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS

10:30 a.m.
 Treatment Considerations for the Geriatric Population 
Michael Strayer, DDS, MS
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of General Practice and Materials Science
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Dentist, VA Medical Center

12:00 p.m.   
 Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.

 Treatment Considerations for the Geriatric Population - continued
(Including a discussion on silver diamine fluoride with Dr. Kim Hammersmith from Nationwide Children's Hospital)
Michael Strayer, DDS, MS

Dental Legal and Ethical Considerations 
Michael Strayer, DDS, MS

2:30 p.m.
 Special Considerations in Caring for Patients with Dementia, Post-Stroke, and Parkinson's Disease
Joyce Palik, DDS, MS
Associate Professor-Practice, Division of General Practice and Materials Science
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


3:30 p.m.
 Polypharmacy in Older Adults
Tanya Gure, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

4:30 p.m. Program concludes
1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m.

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