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Tips to Identify Social Isolation in Older Adults

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Dental hygienists are well positioned to address this important issue facing community-dwelling seniors.

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

  1. Identify the impact of isolation on the health of community-dwelling older adults.
  2. Discuss the relationship between isolation and oral health.
  3. Recognize interventions to address isolation during appointments with older adults.

This course was issued in August 2020 and expires August 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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