Poskozim PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

2 Clinical Hours

Course Fee: D - $49    Other - $19

AGD Codes: 750, 752


Speaker: Dr. Joy Poskozim

Course Title: Dental Care for the Dementia Patient: Obstacles, Assessment & Treatment


Course Description: 

Recognize the inherent communication challenges with dementia patients. Discover tips for honing verbal skills. Identify the essential records and documentation to keep in the patient’s record. Feel good about providing the best oral care to ensure your patient is comfortable, they can eat, swallow, and feel good about smiling.


Course Objectives: 

  1. Explore the pharmacologic treatment and
    cognitive enhancers approved for Alzheimer
    disease and drugs that can make dementia worse.
  2. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the
    emergency contact, custodial parent, and joint
    custody, and their legal authority to act on the
    patient’s behalf.
  3. Recognize the legal differences between
    emergency contacts, durable and general powers
    of attorney.
  4. Gain strategies for working in partnership with
    referring dentists, primary care physicians,
    caregivers and families to determine the best
    treatment for each patient

Joy PoskozimSpeaker Bio: Dr. Joy Poskozim graduated from NYUCD in 1999 and completed a GPR at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2000.  Dr. Poskozim is the dental director for several nursing care facilities as well as a house call dentist.  She has been in private practice for 20 yrs, practicing integrative health general dentistry at her office on the north west side of Chicago.  Dr Joy earned her fellowship with the Special Care Dentistry Association (Geriatric Council) in 2020, and recently her CDP (Certified Dental Practitioner).  A national speaker, she is an advocate for educating caregivers, home health and senior living communities on the importance of the continuity of oral care for the home-bound.