Better teeth, better health

Better teeth, better health
  • Start Date: 2019/08/30
  • Length: 4 weeks, 1 hr per week.
  • Language: English/ Chinese

Description

Oral health means more than good teeth. It is a significant factor affecting older people’s quality of life, overall health and wellbeing. Suboptimal oral health may have profound effects beyond the oral cavity. People may not realize the links between physical health, disease, and risks associated with problems in the ageing mouth. Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. The complexity of ageing mouth means that formal or informal carers in elder care need to be familiar with the common conditions, and understand the importance in attending oral care. In this course, dentists are invited to provide their expert opinions on the essentials and common misconceptions in oral health care for older people.

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Instructor(s)

Prof. Jean Woo
Director
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Prof. Diana Lee
Professor of Nursing
CUHK The Nethersole School of Nursing
Dr. Maria Chui
Consultant
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Ms. Chui Man Kwok
Nursing Officer
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing