Caring for the Older Population

Jamie Collins, RDH


Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: T22 Cost: $30/$45 after Sept. 28 Date: Thursday, October 26

CE Credits: 3 Hour Lecture |  Subject: Geriatric Dentistry |  Recommended for: All Attendees 

Treating our seasoned patients can pose challenges that may affect the daily life of the elderly. With the majority of medications listing xerostomia as a side effect, the oral implications of aging and disease management are a common concern. Add in dexterity and mobility concerns the ability to care for oneself often deteriorates drastically. Having the knowledge to recognize the cause and having solution options to treat the conditions and improve ease of care can create strong trusting relationships with your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will review the oral-systemic impacts on geriatrics.
  • Review of common ailments affecting the older generation.
  • Introduce alternative methods to combat common oral conditions.
  • Discuss recommendation options that may be instrumental for maintaining dentition.

About the Speaker:

Jamie Collins, RDH-EA, BS is a hygienist licensed in Idaho and Washington states and dedicated to advancing the dental profession.  With more than 20 years in the dental field, it has led her to being involved in many aspects of patient care.  With a passion for patient care, especially those with higher risk factors, Jamie enjoys sharing the tips and tricks of the dental profession. Through speaking and writing for various publications, with more than 80 articles published she educates dental professionals worldwide. She has been awarded the ADHA Trailblazer Award in 2021, 2022 and the first recipient of the ADHA Standout Seven Corporate Hygienist award in 2022.  Jamie has also contributed to multiple textbooks, curriculum development, and contributes as a key opinion leader for various companies.  Her experience has led to her being named the Professional Education Manager at MouthWatch. Financial Relationship – Employee: MouthWatch.

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