Dental and oral care- special needs and geriatric dentistry – present and future: who will care for this population?… Ms Margie Steffens OAM
$13.00 – $25.00
Saturday 4th May, 11:20 AM – 12:05 AM, R5
Oral care is frequently last on the list of priorities when age and health challenges coincide.
We are living longer, but are we healthier?
When quality of life becomes diminished, dental problems become a challenge, accumulated effect of complex procedures and inconsistent care –declining health , loss of self efficacy and increasing frailty-
Who will provide Dental Care?
Explain Aging and Special Needs Health V compromised health
We will examine the current care and workforce
Identify the challenges faced and need for change
Explore opportunities to create a viable workforce to meet the need.