Talkin' Bout the Generations
Part of Dorothy's mandate to Create Tomorrow Today is to infuse others with the mindset that we can consciously create a better future for our older citizens. With the rising number of older people, the delivery of oral care will need to change, and we can begin today to help shift society's perception of how we view our wise citizens.
Innovation Advancement has created a program to spread the message that the manner of how we frame our dialogue around our older citizens matters. Dental professionals are grassroots care givers and we can help orchestrate change within our society. Helping to advance an inclusive mindset of our older citizens benefits us all. They are us, we are them and we all want to grow old. This program offers in depth common oral findings within our older population and the best practices that are science based and metrically driven. It looks at the physical decline needs of some older people and offers practical and real time practice on how to deliver care safely both for the patient and the clinician.
Gain insight on how framing our language can create positive change
Commit to utilizing risks assessments
Utilize prevention measures for both caries and periodontal disease
Implement safe practices for a blind person