[Alumni Lecture Series] How Does Dental Health Fit Into an Aging Population?

Feb, 2019
06:00 PM-08:30 PM

William W. M. Cheung Auditorium | Penn Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Alumni Lecture Series offers free continuing education credit for alumni. Dr. Mark Wolff, Morton Amsterdam Dean, will be the evening’s speaker.

Cost: Free to Penn Dental alumni, students, and residents; $40 for non-alumni
CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits

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Course Description

This presentation will include a discussion of dental conditions that are common in aging. In addition, the presentation will focus on the dental issues associated with increased dependence in the population.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be:

  • able to identify the elements of changes in dependence and how they effect dental care
  • able to utilize modern drugs and materials to help reduce the effects of dental diseases
  • able to recognize signs of increasing dependence


Dr. Wolff joined Penn Dental Medicine as the 12th Dean of the School. He is a celebrated teacher, globally engaged scholar, and deeply experienced clinician. Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine, he was professor and chair of cariology and comprehensive care at the College of Dentistry at New York University (NYU) and also the College’s senior associate dean for development and alumni relations. Dr. Wolff has completed numerous international research and oral health assessment programs and has been a lifelong advocate and dental provider for individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities of all ages. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple benchtop and clinical research projects, investigating dental caries, novel remineralizing agents, dental erosion, periodontal disease, dental materials, and dentinal hypersensitivity. He has published over 100 scientific papers, text chapters, and edited multiple textbooks. Dr. Wolff lectures worldwide and is a frequent consultant to the industry. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator on nearly $7.5 million in industrial and National Institute of Health-funded research.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.