Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | Selected Topics | Oral Health

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss factors involved in normal and disease-induced aging of the oral cavity.
  2. Explain how prescription drugs may affect the normal function of salivary glands in older patients and strategies for replacing saliva or enhancing salivary gland secretion.
  3. Describe approaches to care for the most common oral medicine concerns in older adults.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Susanne Kolare Jefferey, DDS, PhD
Lecturer/Course Director, Geriatric Dentistry, UW School of Dentistry

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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FlashPlayer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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