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How to Effectively manage the geriatric patient with multiple systemic disorders

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Saturday, 11/18/17 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Credit Hours:

The three-hour continuing education seminar will address selected medical disorders in geriatric patients.

Course Description

The three-hour continuing education seminar will address selected medical disorders in geriatric patients. Each disorder will address general background issues with heavy focus on disorders and medications that are commonly used by this population.  Topics will include treatment of pain, infection and anxiety among other treatment options in dental care. Cases will be used to illustrate both effective methods as well as potential pitfalls in communicating with the dental patient. The legal responsibility of the dental professional will be highlighted as well as the liability involved with outcomes of treatment. 

Course Schedule

8:30 AM-9:00AM - Registration & continental breakfast

9:00AM-12:00PM - Lecture

Instructor Bio

Richard Finkel, Pharm.D.

Richard Finkel was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He received his B.S. from University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He was a registered pharmacist while on active duty for the U.S. Army (2 years) and then a pharmaceutical representative for McNeil Laboratories. He received his Pharm.D. from Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in 1992. Dr. Finkel has been employed as a full-time as clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL since 1993. He is currently a part-time consultant pharmacist for Vitas (Hospice) in Miami, Fl. Dr. Finkel is the author of two textbooks: Patient Care Management and Pocket Guide for Nonprescription Product Therapeutics. He is a collaborating editor for textbook: Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, 5th and 6th editions.

Educational Objectives and Benefits

The dental professional shall be able to manage dental care for the geriatric patient with selected disorders:

  • Describe the pathology of commonly seen health disorders in the elderly patient

  • Gather full drug history from patients and caregivers, both prescription and non-prescription

  • Select fully effective methods of communicating with patients

  • Apply pertinent medical and lifestyle information in verbal, electronic and written communication with patients and/or caregivers

  • Anticipate potential pitfalls when treating geriatric dental patients

ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program and Association for Continuing Dental Education Logos

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program 

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