Oral Health: An Important Aspect of Care for Older Adults

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
4:00-6:00 pm CDT
Registration Deadline: 12 pm Friday, May 2, 2014
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Oral health is an important but a frequently minimized part of overall health that significantly affects quality of life of older adults. Older adults, in particular those living in chronic care facilities, face a greater burden of oral disease because they have a greater burden of periodontal disease with subsequent tooth loss and edentulism. Dentition affects quality of life with regard to chewing function, nutritional status, and issues regarding denture availability and effectiveness. The speakers will describe the assessment for common signs of conditions in oral health care such as periodontal disease, dry mouth often associated with medications, and recognition of oral cancers. They will discuss preventive health, oral health maintenance, and treatment for common conditions. They will also provide an update on key findings in oral health of Kansans living in chronic care facilities and future goals for improving dental care and subsequent quality of life for those at risk.


  • Susan Hemberger, RDH, ECP
  • Glenn V. Hemberger, DDS, MS

Originating Site:

  • Kansas City, KS, Landon Center on Aging, KUMC, 3599 Rainbow Boulevard, Room 200

 ITV Sites:

  • Atchison, KS, Dooley Center, 801 S 8th St.
  • Coffeyville, KS, Windsor Place, 2921 W. 1st
  • Colby, KS, Citizens Medical Center, 100 E. College Dr.
  • Concordia, KS, Sunset Home, 620 Second Ave
  • Dodge City, KS, Dodge City Community College, Library: LRC Room 114 , 2501 N. 14th Ave.
  • Emporia, KS, Emporia Presbyterian Manor, Chapel, 2300 Industrial Rd.
  • Great Bend, KS, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, St. Dominic Classroom, 3515 Broadway
  • Hays, KS, Hays Area Health Education Center, 205 E. 7th St., Suite 130
  • Hiawatha, KS, Hiawatha Community Hospital, Conference Room, 300 Utah
  • Hutchinson, KS, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Cardiovascular Conference Rooms (main level), 1701 E. 23rd
  • Junction City, KS, Geary Community Hospital , 1102 Saint Marys Road
  • Lawrence, KS, Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, 4851 Harvard
  • Manhattan, KS, Meadowlark Hills, 2121 Meadowlark Road
  • McPherson, KS, The Cedars, Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Dr.
  • Pittsburg, KS, KU AHEC - East, Shirk Hall, 1501 S Joplin, 4th Floor
  • Pratt, KS, Pratt Regional Medical Center, Jud Stanion Meeting Room, 200 Commodore
  • Quinter, KS, Gove County Medical Center, Conference Room, 520 W 5th St. , PO Box 129
  • Sabetha, KS, Sabetha Community Hospital, Hospital Board Room, 14th and Oregon
  • Sedan, KS, Sedan City Hospital, Room 110 or Conf. Room, 300 North Street
  • Sterling, KS, Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Chapel, 204 W. Washington
  • Topeka, KS, Brewster Place, Brewster Health Care Classroom, 1001 SW 29th
  • WaKeeney, KS, Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, Hamilton Room, 320 N 13th St
  • Wichita, KS, Kansas Masonic Home, 401 S. Seneca
  • Winfield, KS, Kansas Veterans' Home, MacArthur Room or Computer Lab, 1220 World War II Memorial Drive

Other sites may be added at the request of host facilities

Web-Based via Adobe Connect

  • This is offered synchronously only - we do not currently offer streamed recordings of programs.

Registration fee: $25 per person

CE Contact Hours: 2 for CME, CNE, ACHA Resident, Social Work, and Certificate of Attendance

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Support: This program is supported by funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration, under grant number D62HP06621, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, for $270,000. The information or content and conclusions presented in this program are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DN. 

This program is also supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19192, Geriatric Education Centers, for $420,320. The information or content and conclusions are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government. 

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Last modified: Mar 18, 2014

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