Treatment for Geriatric and Special Needs Patients

Evaluation and management of oral health needs of older adults: growing with your patients

Course Description

The United States is experiencing a rapid increase in the aging population, with a rising number of people living 80, 90, and 100+ years. While most of this population is healthy and active, a growing number of older adults face barriers to obtaining oral health care, including mobility challenges, complex medical problems, and cognitive impairment. The lecture will address the fundamentals for recognizing, evaluating, and treating older adults to help all patients maintain a lifetime of optimal oral health.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the spectrum of function in the older population
  • Utilize a stepwise approach for managing older adults
  • Recognize the impact of root caries in treatment planning for older adults
  • Demonstrate basic principles when communicating and treating older patients in the dental office


Annetty Soto, DMD

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Continuing Education Units

3 Contact Hours (Lecture)
AGD# 250


University of Florida
1395 Center Dr
Gainesville, FL 32610

Course Limit

30 Participants


  • Dentist Fee: $149
  • Auxiliary Fee: $99


  • Date: TBA
  • Location: Gainesville, FL
  • Course#: 220454
  • AGD: 250

Cancellation Policy effective January 1, 2019.