Demographic changes in developed countries with an increasing older population, experiencing functional impairment and retaining their own teeth, will bring new challenges for health care professionals (HCP). Elderly with cognitive impairments and physical illness often refrain from dental care and may not be able to maintain good oral hygiene, leading to not only oral problems but also impaired general health and quality of life. It is therefore important in clinical practice, especially in nursing homes, that all HCP collaborate in a comprehensive patient examination and development of a patient-centered treatment plan.
Participants in this workshop will learn about and discuss
interprofessional education initiatives and how preparing HCP to work in interprofessional teams may improve health outcomes in order to provide the best treatment of elderly,
how HCP and dental schools can facilitate interprofessional collaboration,
similarities and differences of interprofessional education in curricula of dental schools in and outside of Europe.
Dr Lene Hystad Hove is Associate Professor at the Department of Cariology and Gerodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway. She graduated as cand.odont in 1992 (Dr) and obtained her PhD in 2008 at UiO. She has worked as a dentist in the private and public dental health system and as a clinical instructor at UiO. Currently, she is Head of the Gerodontology section at UiO and is a member of the “SamPraks” group, which was initiated by UiO in order to implement education in interprofessional cooperation between health care professions.
Dr Anastassia Kossioni is Associate Professor in Gerodontology at the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She obtained her DDS and PhD from the Athens University, her MSc in Gerodontology from the University of London, and her Certificate in Open and Distance Learning from the Hellenic Open University.
She has served as a tutor in Adult Education and an expert in distance learning at the Hellenic Open University. She is currently Honorary Secretary and Chair of the Education Committee of the European College of Gerodontology and member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society.
How do we educate dental health care personnel with regard to detecting cases of child abuse and treating its victims, and how do we later approach traumatised adults?
Child maltreatment, involving sexual offense, physical and/or psychological abuse, neglect (including dental neglect) is associated with poor oral health and results in long-lasting consequences for the child.
At the Faculty of Dentistry in Oslo, we focus on enabling dental professionals to detect cases of child maltreatment and how to cooperate with social service. Furthermore, we emphasize biological, psychological and social aspects of oral health in adults who were traumatised as children.
The workshop will address these issues and show examples of teaching models used in seminars and lectures.
Anne Rønneberg graduated as dentist and later specialist in Paediatric Dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo (UiO).
She is now working as Clinical Director and Paediatric Specialist at the Clinic for Child Oral Health Care, UiO. She has published several papers concerning child maltreatment and “The best interest of the Child” in relation to dental treatment.
Tiril Willumsen is a dentist and professor in behavioural science at the University of Oslo. She is the head of Department of Peadiatric Dentistry and Behavioural Science.
Her main research fields are treatment of dental phobia and oral health consequences from child sexual abuse in adults.