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Care Connection Webinar: Preserving Oral Health in Alzheimer’s
April 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Maintaining oral health can be particularly challenging for persons with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This presentation will discuss the bidirectional relationship between dementia and oral health, list goals of long-term oral health care in persons with dementia, describe the ideal and minimum oral hygiene practices for persons with dementia, and address common questions from caregivers regarding communication and overcoming reluctance to go to the dentist.
Judith Ann Jones, DDS, MPH, DScD
Former President, The American Board of Dental Public Health
Member, ADA’s National Elder Care Advisory Board