Identifying Older Adult Depression in a Dental Setting


Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Webinar via Zoom

This is a National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) webinar, a program of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

TitleIdentifying Older Adult Depression in a Dental Setting

Speakers:  Dr. Leonard Brennan and Dr. Huong Le


Date: April 19, 2022, 2:00-3:00PM, ET (Live webinar via Zoom)

Summary: Unrecognized and undertreated depression in older adults often contributes to poor oral health outcomes, which further impacts this population’s overall quality of life. This National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) webinar will highlight best practices for integrating mental health and dental care through assessments and appropriate referrals. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the bi-directional relationship between poor oral health and behavioral health needs
  2. Describe the impact of social risk factors on oral health disparities in older adults
  3. Integrate strategies for establishing an interdisciplinary team-based approach for treating older adult mental health

Tuition: Free, non-credit course

Course Prerequisites: None required

Conflict of Interest: None reported by speaker

Contact: Tiffany Sarkissian at 

Intended Audience: Health center dental providers and staff who care for older adults  

View the recording here