Webinar to focus on aging patients and their oral health

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Webinar to focus on aging patients and their oral health

In a free webinar, dental hygienist Judy Bendit will focus on some of the contributing factors to the oral health of aging patients and how dental professionals can deal with these. (Photograph: DTI)

Mon. 13. August 2018


NEW YORK, U.S.: When it comes to growing older, oral health plays a key role in a person’s quality of life. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 14, an expert will be discussing some of the contributing oral heath factors that may affect aging patients, as well as provide an opportunity to discuss some of the dilemmas dental professionals may face and how best to deal with them.

Among other areas, webinar host Judy Bendit will focus on identifying the difference between hyposalivation and xerostomia, the challenges of xerostomia and possible solutions, recognition of intraoral changes, and evaluation of in-office and home aids for patient care.

With over 45 years of experience in dentistry, Bendit is a speaker, author and clinician, and part of the faculty at the Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. Additionally, she is an alumni board member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia and advisory board member at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida. Bendit is also a longstanding member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and a distinguished academy member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association.

The 1-hour webinar, titled “Something to chew on …,” will be broadcast live on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m.EDT. Attendance is free of charge after easy registration on the website. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat window and have the opportunity to earn a continuing education credit by completing a multiple-choice questionnaire on the topic.

Dental professionals who are interested in attending the course may register online here.

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