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19 Aug 15

Better Oral Health for Older People

Oral health is generally poor among older people, especially those living in residential care. Frailty and cognitive impairment that often strike older people, especially those in residential care, may hinder them from getting access to timely dental care.The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of oral health among older people and challenges in oral care provision and discuss possible strategies for appropriate oral health care for them.

Dr Haiping Tan will talk about an overview of oral health among older people, association between oral health and general health and challenges in oral health care.

Dr Lukas Tsakalos will be talking about "How to Make a Difference" in a residential care facility. He will relate to you his experiences, problems that he has faced and how aged care facilities can provide dental care to the residents, which routines work best and he will attempt to answer any questions you have.

Ms Adrienne Lewis will describe the outcomes of two important oral health projects in the aged care and their contribution to the development of contemporary models of oral care for older people.

Ms Jenny Bennett & Vivienne Tomlinson will present on empowering oral health in older people which is essential for good general health and quality of life.

In this seminar you will:

  • Learn more about oral health among older people and challenges
  • Consider the impacts of older people’s complex circumstances on oral health
  • Understand how to provide oral health care in a team approach
  • Explore possible strategies for appropriate oral health care
  • Develop the skills to improve oral health care for older people

Hear from Leading Experts

Dr Haiping Tan
Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Dentistry, The University of Adelaide

Dr Lukas Tsakalos
Private practice dentist, Adelaide

Ms Adrienne Lewis
Research Fellow, Adelaide University
Aged Care Project Manager, SA Dental Service

Ms Jenny Bennett & Vivienne Tomlinson
Co-Founders, LEAP SA ' Let's Empower People'

To read more about the presenters please click here

Event Details

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday 19 August 2015, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Event Location: Grivell Hall, Helping Hand Aged Care, 49 Buxton St, North Adelaide, SA

Your Investment

AAG Members: Free
Student/Concession Members: Free
Non-Members: $10
Student/Concession Non-Members: $5 (Please enter the code 'ORALSA' at checkout to receive this dsicount.)

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