Oral frailty in aging population : the importance to retain your own teeth

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Welcome to the 6th Sunstar Conversations Pro webinar, dedicated to the Aging life stage!

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After the conversations on the specific oral needs from the pregnant woman to the middle-aged patient, this 6th webinar will tackle the oral frailty in the elderly.

Getting older is accompanied with increasing physical limitations and gradual decline in body function. In the oral health domain, this is known as “oral frailty”, a concept that has a big impact on general health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

By recognizing the initial symptoms of oral frailty on time and taking appropriate measures, this decline can be prevented to help the patients to extend their healthy lifespan.

Join our experts, Prof. dr. Martin Schimmel and Prof. dr. Georgios Tsakos to unveil this condition and its prevention.

This is an online event. After the registration, the link to the live stream will appear on the right side.

On the day of the event, we advise you to join the stream on our YouTube channel via the button "watch on YouTube" in the left down corner of the video, to be able to interact with speakers.

Who are the speakers?

Prof. dr. med. dent. Martin Schimmel, MAS Oral Biol

Martin Schimmel is chairman of the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry / School of Dental Medicine of the University of Bern, Switzerland (ZMK Bern). He obtained his undergraduate dental degree and Dr. med. dent. from the University of Mainz in Germany. The University of Geneva (Switzerland) awarded his postgraduate degrees Privat-Docent and MAS Oral Biol. Martin graduated as Swiss federal specialist for reconstructive dentistry SSO and founded Orophys LLC as a spin-off from the University of Bern. Martin received several academic awards including the IADR Unilever Hatton award for clinical research, senior category. Martin serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, as well as Quintessenz and is associate editor for Gerodontology. He is past president of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group (IADR GORG), past president and treasurer of the European College of Gerodontology (ECG), council member of the Gerodontology Association (GA) and president of the Swiss Society of Gerodontology and Special Care Dentistry (SSGS). His professional career comprises wide clinical experience in private practice, university settings and geriatric hospitals. His academic interests include Gerodontology, CAD/CAM in prosthodontics, oral function and implantology.

Prof. dr. Georgios Tsakos

Georgios Tsakos is Professor in Dental Public Health at UCL and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health with the CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and with Public Health England. His research is mainly on: subjective outcomes of oral health and quality of life, health inequalities and the social determinants of health, ageing and oral health, and the relationship between oral and general health. He was President of the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH) and is currently Chair of the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe and Co-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Behavioural Epidemiological and Health Services Research group. He is involved in the development of oral health indicators for WHO and in World Dental Federation (FDI) programmes, has been in the consortium of the national adult and children’s dental health surveys in the UK and worked with the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and other epidemiological studies of ageing.

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