This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will provide information on the impact of aging on dentition, the connection between chewing and saliva, the impact of dentures/lack of dentition on mastication, and diet selection.
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Course created on March 15, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to describe changes that occur with aging that impact dentition and mastication.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe challenges due to edentulism and dentures in the elderly population.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the impact of poor or no dentition in selecting diets within the International Dysphagia Diet Standradization Initiative (IDDSI) framework.
|5-20 Minutes||Aging, Saliva and Dentition|
|20-40 Minutes||Natural Teeth vs. Dentures|
|40-55 Minutes||Mastication and Texture/Taste Perception|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
Ms. Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. She has worked with clients from the Northeast US and overseas. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor Award and AAPPSPA Award of Excellence in 2014. Denise is a co-editor of a new book, Private Practice Essentials: a Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists published by ASHA Press. She served on the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee and is a member of the Technical Experts Panel for Quality of Insights of Pennsylvania, working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. Denise works as a legal consultant/expert witness in litigation involving negligence, malpractice and wrongful death. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and a master’s degree in communication disorders from St. Louis University. Ms. Dougherty is a member of the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, and the American Speech and Hearing Association.
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