CDHBC QAP Competency – D1, D4, D6, F2
Topics to be covered: introduction to geriatric including aging; aging process of the mouth tissue and common oral health problem related to loss in autonomy; health issue in the elderly that impact dental care which include: main health issues, polypharmacy basic principles plus anticoagulants, anxiolytics, analgesics, antibiotics, management and use, Xérostomia; and dementia which include behavioral management, plaque management and chemotherapeutic agents use (High fluoride agents), dysphagia.
Long term care from oral health prevention to treatment: barriers, vision, organizing dental care to loss in autonomy population including mobile care, interprofessionnal collaboration (early detection of oral disease with tools).
Dr Christian Caron graduated as a dentist from Laval University in 1985. He starts his career in a Quebec city private practice for 9 years. Then he got recruited by Laval University on a tenure track position in the dental faculty. He did leave for Boston in 1994, where he got trained for three years in geriatric dentistry and five years in research. In 2000, he obtained a certificate in oral epidemiology for epidemiologic and statistical research and health care management, a certificate in geriatric dentistry for biomedical research, patient care and teaching and a doctoral degree in oral biology research from Harvard School of dental medicine. The same year, he started the first two years graduated program dedicated to geriatric dentistry in Canada, which still trained student nowadays.
In 2007, he has founded and started the Center for excellence in oral health and aging, a center devoted to the oral health of the loss of autonomy individuals. He is an active member the network for Canadian oral health research and till last year on the steering committee. He is still an active member of research networks in Québec (FRSQ) ( the network for oral and bone health research, aging network, population health network) and researcher in CHU de Québec research center. He is full professor since 2011 at the Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval. He also is chef of the department of dental medicine in CHU de Québec. He is also delivering dental care in hospital setting and in nursing home, domiciliary with mobile equipments to underserved loss autonomy elderly.