Effects of Mastication on Cognitive Health
Research demonstrates that masticatory disfunction may also be a risk factor for dementia.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the prevalence of dementia.
- Explain the role of mastication in oral and systemic health.
- Discuss the correlation between masticatory dysfunction and dementia.
- Describe the role that dental hygienists play in helping patients maintain their masticatory function.
This course was issued in September 2019 and expires September 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.