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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Aviv Ouanounou speaks about treating the elderly patient

Ouanounou2The elderly population is increasing at a steady pace. This population is at risk of chronic diseases that have major significance of healthcare professionals in general and the oral healthcare professional in particular.

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou provided Dr. Suham Alexander with an overview about the geriatric population in Canada and he spoke about how to treat the elderly and what considerations should be taken in managing the elderly patient.

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou is Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.



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  1. Richard July 7, 2015

    Very interesting!!!
    Lots of very good information.
    Many dentists do not know about pharmacotherapy to the geriatrics.
    Can we ask Dr. Ouanoun to give a talk about any modifications needed to take prior to prescribing medications to the elderly?
    Thank you.

  2. Gail July 7, 2015

    I enjoyed this talk. Very informative.

  3. Jeff July 7, 2015

    These are important topics. Dr. Ouanounou was very clear in his presentation. As Dr. Ouanounou mentioned the aging population is growing and we need to know more about this.

  4. Brad campbell July 7, 2015

    Hi Thank you for speaking to this ever increasing population that we are seeing in our office.

    I was wondering mostly about a discussion on appropriate treatment plans. We are seeing patients coming in with chronic periodontal disease and root caries and an inability to manage the problem themselves. Also many of these patients have obviously put lots of time effort and money into keeping these teeth over the previous years as apparent by all the nice expensive restorations in their mouth. It sure is difficult to treatment plan full mouth extractions on some of these patients
    Would love to see cases or even attend a geriatric treatment planning course.
    Thanks again

  5. David July 8, 2015

    Well presented and very important.
    I was wondering if the speaker can talk more about drugs that the elderly take and drugs that we as dentists give, meaning if any interactions may occur and what to watch for.
    Would love to hear about that.

  6. Judy mills July 8, 2015

    Excellent talk. Dr ouanounno talked about the different disorders with old patients. Perhaps he can elaborate on each one ( many of my patients have diabetes) and some of the implications to oral health. Thank you for posting this.

  7. Nick July 21, 2015

    Very informative talk, thank you Dr. Ouanounou. As a GP in a northern Ontario city with an even higher proportion of aging residents, information like this has a strong impact on my daily practice.


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