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As older adults face a higher risk of root decay due to medication, health conditions, poor diet, and inadequate oral hygiene, the need for accessible oral health services and caregiver education has never been more critical.
Join CareQuest Institute and the American Academy of Oral Surgery for a webinar — part of the Healthy People 2030 series — that will explore various treatments, surgical techniques, and technologies that dental providers can use to prevent and treat root decay. Our expert panel will also discuss the causes of root decay and the importance of early intervention to prevent further damage.
- Identify the etiology and causes of root decay.
- Describe the disparities that exist in older adults with untreated root decay.
- Explore the importance of early intervention in the treatment of root exposure.
- Recognize the benefits and limitations of modern surgical techniques and technologies in preventing root exposure.
- Implement at least one activity in your community to help reduce the proportion of older adults with untreated root surface decay.
Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH, CDC Representative & Lead, Healthy People 2030, Oral Health Workgroup
Tim Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD, FACD, FPFA, RADM (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service, Dental Public Health Specialist, IHS Headquarters Division of Oral Health
Kayvon Javid, PhD, DDS, DICOI, FIADFE, FCII, AFWCLI, CPT1, Chairman of International Committee, Academy of Oral Surgery
Wai-Sum Leung, RDH, MS, Project Coordinator, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
This webinar will be recorded.
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health 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. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
Participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for or related to the content of this program/activity.
Wai-Sum Leung, RDH, MS
Project Coordinator, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health