IPEP Case Study: Oral Health and Dementia


Course Target Audience

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Interprofessional

Course Description

This case study explores the case of Mr. J. T., a 67 year old male with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and diabetes mellitus (well-controlled with diet) and metformin for 5 years.


The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) case studies will prepare healthcare practitioners to effectively and efficiently collaborate in providing quality primary care to adults with chronic conditions.

The IPEP case studies are based on the NYU3T: Teaching, Technology, and Teamwork curriculum funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The NYU3T content was created by NYU School of Medicine and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing with Marc M. Triola, M.D., Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Maja Djukic, Ph.D., R.N. Content is also based on the NYU, John A. Hartford Foundation supported, Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Program.

The IPEP module development is supported by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D09HP25934 and title Advanced Nursing Education. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the DN, BHW, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. This work has also been partly funded by a Human Resources Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care grant (HRSA# D54HP05446 PI Zabar).

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the components of the intra and extra -oral exam (Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Oral cavity, Throat or HEENOT).
  2. Describe the link between oral and systemic health.
  3. Demonstrate collaboration with another health profession in the care of an older adult with cognitive impairment and oral health issues
  4. Effectively and efficiently collaborate in providing quality primary care to adults with chronic conditions.