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New Oral Health Care for Older Adults Module Available in ADEA CRC

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The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) presents its latest module: Oral Health Care for Older Adults. Oral health is an important but often overlooked aspect of an older adult’s general health. The treatment, management and prevention of oral diseases in older adults is important not only for maintaining the health of the oral cavity but also for overall health and well-being. It’s important for the next generation of dentists to fully grasp the unique and complex issues associated with the treatment and long-term management of oral diseases in older adults.

The module is split into six sections, each containing:

  • Overview,
  • Educational Objective,
  • Key Terms,
  • Outline/Key Concepts,
  • Reference Library,
  • Suggested Curriculum Placement,
  • Study Handouts, and
  • Case Studies.

The ADEA CRC provides educational resources in a more flexible, reproducible and scalable format, accommodating the changing needs and technology use of faculty and students. It’s free and currently available to faculty who are ADEA members.

To access the Oral Health Care for Older Adults module as well as other high-quality teaching modules, please visit www.adea.org/crc.

The ADEA CRC was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from the Colgate- Palmolive Company. ADEA would like to thank the Colgate-Palmolive Company for its invaluable support of this important endeavor. ADEA also offers its gratitude to the members of the Advisory Board, who are experts in their respective disciplines, for developing this core curriculum on Oral Health Care for Older Adults and for their commitment in sharing their expertise to create this resource.

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