Providing Essential Dental Care to Our Older Patients & Communication with Other Healthcare Providers


Zoom Lecture - Tuesday, April 27, 2021 

Networking - 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Lecture: 7:00 p.m. - 8: 30 p.m. 

Price: $25 per person (includes 2 hours of CE credit)




The number of people ages 65 and older in the United States has increased steadily during the past century. That growth has accelerated since 2011 when baby boomers first started to turn 65. Between 2020 and 2060, the number of older adults is projected to increase by 69 percent, from 56.0 million to 94.7 million. Although much smaller in total size, the number of people ages 85 and older is projected to nearly triple from 6.7 million in 2020 to 19.0 million by 2060. * Generally speaking, due to dental care advances such as fluoride, this population is expected to retain more teeth that will require more care over a lifetime. Dental education and dental health professionals need to prepare now for this growing demographic. This presentation will review how the aging process effects our dentition, dental diseases that most effect our older patients and what are current and possible future treatment options for these diseases. The presentation will discuss how the dental team can be providing care in non-traditional settings and treating those most in need. The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in arresting dental caries in the adult patient will be discussed. Techniques that this clinician uses to make the uncooperative patient with dementia tolerate dental care will also be discussed. The presentation will also focus on why dental team members need to communicate via electronic health records and be part of the overall health care team in planning care for our older adult patients.

*Population Reference Bureau Jan. 2020


Charles A. Doring, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Doring is a native of Garrett Park, Md and a 1987 graduate of University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Doring completed a general dental practice residency at Georgetown University Hospital.  He currently is a partner in the dental practice of North Bethesda Dental Associates in Rockville, Md.  Dr. Doring has a special interest in treating the medically and cognitively challenged patient and is a member of the medical staff at Rockville Nursing Home and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Dr. Doring is a past-president of the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a member of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry Dean’s Faculty in the Department of General Dentistry.  Responsibilities include teaching courses on Dental Ethics, Geriatric Dentistry, Proper Prescription Writing, and Job Interviewing Skills.

Dr. Doring is also the chairperson of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Maryland State Dental Association. He is a past-president of the Southern Maryland Dental Society and a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates. Dr. Doring has a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentist. Dr. Doring has presented at many local and national dental and medical meetings.



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