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Oral Health Considerations for Older Adults During the Pandemic

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Acknowledging the impact of COVID-19 on general and mental health among vulnerable populations is key to providing effective oral healthcare.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation, loneliness, and depression.
  2. Discuss the effects of social isolation, loneliness, and depression on general and mental health.
  3. Explain oral health considerations related to the global pandemic.

This course was issued in October 2020 and expires October 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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