08/29/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Treating the Aging Baby Boomer Population: From Periodontal Disease to Dementia

08/29/24 – 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
Course instructor did a great job. He had a great background in the material and presented it well. Very informative. ACES makes taking live dental continuing education courses very easy. I shall take more courses from ACES.
– Jack S., DDS, Indiana

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar 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 webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, 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.