05/23/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Treating the Aging Baby Boomer Population: From Periodontal Disease to Dementia

05/23/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Treating the Aging Baby Boomer Population: From Periodontal Disease to Dementia


Instructor: Dr. Virgil Karnatz DDS

Older adults are more susceptible to oral conditions and diseases due to an increase in chronic conditions, and physical/mental disabilities including dementia. The purpose of this course is to identify many of these problems and address the challenges in treating the aging population. Dental treatment of the geriatric population is a critical part of the health maintenance mechanisms for the elderly and medically compromised individuals. As Baby Boomers are aging, you will see more and more of this age group in your practice. We will be discussing treatment options including restorative, periodontal disease, and dental implants as it relates to the aging population.

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to understand:

  1. Physical assessment of the elderly patient
  2. The most common medical conditions that may be identified
  3. Decision making related to treatment
  4. Treatment planning key considerations for the geriatric patient
  5. How to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease
  6. Baby boomers and periodontal disease
  7. Implant therapy for the geriatric patients

About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:

A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.

Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.

When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

Instructor: Dr. Virgil Karnatz - No relevant financial relationship to report.

Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report.

ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.

To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES