Welcome to the New World of Geriatric Dentistry


Wednesday, April 26th – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm


Terry Grant, DMD
Dr. Terry E. Grant has over 30 years’ experience as a Cosmetic, General, and Geriatric Dentist. He was awarded “Diplomat in Geriatric Dentistry” by the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and The American Society for Geriatric Dentistry. He served as a Chief Geriatric Dentist at major NYC and Long Island hospitals, medical centers and assistant living facilities. He also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry. He served as a Geriatric Dentistry Expert in 1994 for the U.S. Government Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with President Clinton’s Health Care Reform initiative. He received a Congressional Record Award by the United States 109th Congress.

Dr. Grant has written many grants and has received funding for advanced Dental Education Programs. He has lectured extensively for years, often the key-note speaker at Advanced Dental Education Hospitals and Dental conventions across the United States and world, most notably at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Grant has established a new state of the art office in Garden City, Long Island, New York and a traveling dental team that provide dental services to persons whom are homebound or reside at an assisted living facility, a nursing home or rehabilitation facility.

Welcome to the New World of Geriatric Dentistry


The geriatric adult population is expanding rapidly in the United States, with more of these patients expected to visit the dentist in the coming years. Understanding the dental community’s preparedness and comfort treating this demographic is timely. The increasing number of epidemiological research revealed the huge impact that oral health care has on the overall health of the elderly population. The September 2022, Journal of the American Dental Association article concluded there is a need for dentist to continue to learn about management, dental products and clinical care to all ambulatory adults as well as medically and mentally compromised older adults. Hence, Geriatric dentistry comprises of the delivery of dental care to older adults with co-morbidities (i.e., Alzheimer’s, Cardiovascular Diseases, etc.) and cognitive impairments. The dentist should be able to provide a diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of oral healthcare issues associated with the elderly population. As the importance of geriatric dentistry continues to be recognized, the introduction of mobile and tele-dentistry has also received increased attention.

Course Summary:

This seminar will review diagnosis, prevention, management, treatment and clinical concerns for providing oral health care to the medically and mentally compromised adult individuals.