Medication use in geriatric populations

Dental implications of frequently prescribed medications

Mary A. Aubertin, Carlton Horbelt, Waletha Wasson, Marjorie Woods

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Abstract

Anticipated demographic changes in the U.S. during the next 20 years will bring increasing numbers of geriatric patients into dental practices. It is expected that these patients will have multiple co-morbid medical conditions and will have to take multiple medications as a result. Dental practitioners must stay informed concerning newly marketed drugs and those commonly prescribed to geriatric patients, and the potential dental implications of those drugs. Specialized training in geriatric dentistry, continuing education, and consultation with medical and pharmacy practitioners can provide valuable tools for managing this special patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-107
Number of pages8
JournalGeneral Dentistry
Volume58
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Geriatrics
Tooth
Population
Geriatric Dentistry
Continuing Education
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Referral and Consultation
Demography

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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Medication use in geriatric populations : Dental implications of frequently prescribed medications. / Aubertin, Mary A.; Horbelt, Carlton; Wasson, Waletha; Woods, Marjorie.

In: General Dentistry, Vol. 58, No. 2, 01.03.2010, p. 100-107.

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