BDA calls for increased investment in community and general dental services, so a comprehensive and tailored approach to oral healthcare in the elderly can be offered.
A study from the University of Otago highlights the need for ‘urgent attention’ to be paid to frail older New Zealanders' oral health.
The International Dental Journal (IDJ) published a special issue on oral health for an ageing population. A related webcast is also available.
While some National Dental Associations (NDAs) monitor the oral health of older people, survey reveals room for improvement.