Understanding and Being Successful With Older Adults in Your Practice

Janet A. Yellowitz, DMD, MPH

Friday, February 21, 2014

Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn and Suites
32124 25th Avenue South
Federal Way, Washington 98003

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until February 19 (after, $10 more)
$179/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

Older adult dental patients are a unique, heterogeneous group of individuals, often with complex medical and cognitive conditions. You will learn how to reduce challenging and time-consuming appointments with knowledge and successful management strategies. Our focus will be approaches to optimally provide care to older adults with topics including: age-related physiology, immune functions, sensory changes, recognizing early cognitive changes and strategies to employ with those with cognitive impairments.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify management strategies that facilitate positive outcomes of challenging visits.
  • Differentiate pathology from age-related physical and cognitive changes.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of common cognitive diseases.
  • Identify strategies and treatment modalities for individuals with cognitive losses.
  • Identify approaches to ensure improved oral health for future elders.


JANET A. YELLOWITZ, DMD, MPH, is the director of geriatric dental programs at the University of Maryland Dental School. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) CAPIR Councils’ National Elder Care Advisory Committee, and provides care for community-based and residents of a long term care facilities. She was the president of the Special Care Dentistry Association (2008-2009) and the past-president of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry.

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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.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

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