Date: April 6, 2022
Webinar: Identifying Older Adult Depression in a Dental Setting (open to all registrants)
Date: April 19, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Summary: Unrecognized and undertreated depression in older adults often contributes to poor oral health outcomes, which further impacts this population’s overall quality of life. This National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) webinar will highlight best practices for integrating mental health and dental care through assessments and appropriate referrals.
After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the bi-directional relationship between poor oral health and behavioral health needs
- Describe the impact of social risk factors on oral health disparities in older adults
- Integrate strategies for establishing an interdisciplinary team-based approach for treating older adult mental health
Intended Audience: Health center dental providers and staff who care for older adults.