Geriatric prosthodontic care

Mary Norma Partida

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    Abstract

    The geriatric population (age 65 and older) is the fastest growing segment nationally and globally. The large population will continue to increase because of baby boomers that have recently turned 65years old. Within this cohort, there is much diversity in health, socioeconomic levels, education, and health beliefs. There is a decline in edentulism yet still there are oral health conditions that persist with age, such as caries, tooth loss, and increased needs for prosthodontic dental treatment. Several factors should be taken into account in geriatric prosthodontic care, including qualiy of life and psychosocial needs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)103-112
    Number of pages10
    JournalDental clinics of North America
    Volume58
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

    Keywords

    • Geriatrics
    • Oral health
    • Prosthodontics
    • Trends

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dentistry(all)

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