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Polypharmacy and Medical Complexity in Gerodontology

12th Jun 2024
6:00 - 7:00pm (GMT)
12th Jun 2024
6:00 - 7:00pm (GMT)
Online event
Attendance certificate available
Free
ONLINE

Description

This webinar will provide a review of commonly encountered medications in the older adult and examples of clinically relevant scenarios with case based discussions. Dental management techniques for the medically complex patient will be considered, including prescribing considerations and those on anticoagulants and mental health medications.

This webinar series is in partnership with the British Society of Gerodentology.

Aims

  1. Provide an overview of the common medical complexities within older adults

  2. Review commonly encountered medications in older adults

  3. Provide case based discussion in the context of polypharmacy

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees should have:

  • Improved knowledge on relevant medications to dentistry
  • Gained confidence in management of medically complex patient
  • Improved understanding of polypharmacy

GDC Development Outcomes

Development Outcomes C and D

Panellists

Our panellists include:

  • Mr Daniel Gillway - Daniel works in special care dentistry across Oxfordshire in the community dental service. He has completed a Diploma in special care dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and was awarded a research grant from the British Society of Gerodontology in 2021 to investigate the feasibility of 3D scanning and printing dentures in care homes
  • Miss Thea Dickens¬†-¬†Thea is a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry¬†for Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust. She runs a specialist lead domiciliary service within Sheffield. and has an interest in dental anxiety management including CBT, Sedation and GA.

CPD

1 Hour

Summary

Increase your expertise in the field of Gerodontology by engaging in a comprehensive webinar focused on Polypharmacy and Medical Complexity. Understand the high incidence of polypharmacy among older adults and how it impacts their oral health and treatment plans. Enhance your competence in managing complex medical histories and drug interactions, and improve patient outcomes. This insightful session will provide vital knowledge that would be beneficial in daily dental practice and is a must-attend for dental professionals striving to offer the best care to their geriatric patients.
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12th Jun 2024
6:00 - 7:00pm (GMT)
Online event
Attendance certificate available
Free
ONLINE