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How To Effectively Manage The Geriatric Patient With Multiple Systemic Disorders

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Date/Time :
Saturday, 09/28/19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Credit Hours:



The three-hour continuing education seminar will address selected medical disorders in geriatric patients. Each disorder will address general background issues with a 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. 


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

9:00AM-12:00PM - Lecture




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 full-time as a 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.


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

Room Map

3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale Florida 33328

Assembly Building 2 AUD 2-D 2nd Floor
  • Using the HPD Parking garage to start, walk down the hallway to the first building immediately at your left. When inside walk down the hallway and make a left at the elevator. Take the elevator to the second floor, make a right then down the hallway to the room labeled AUD II-D. Directional signs will be placed.



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