Ageing population

Good oral health a positive part of the ageing process

07 September 2019

FDI recently released three practical guides that highlight a series of steps that both dentists, elderly patients, and their carers can follow to make good oral health a positive part of the ageing process.

International Dental Journal virtual issue

Browse the special virtual issue of the International Dental Journal on oral health for older adults

06 September 2018

A special virtual issue on oral health for older adults was recently published in the International Dental Journal (IDJ), available to all free-of-charge on the IDJ website.

World Oral Health Forum 2018

Advocacy leaflet and Roadmap for Healthy Ageing released at 2018 World Oral Health Forum

05 September 2018

The 2018 World Oral Health Forum this year focused on oral health for the ageing population. The project launched a Roadmap for Healthy Ageing to be used by dentists, policy makers, national dental associations, general practioners, and more.

senior Javanese woman smiling

British Dental Association Northern Ireland champions oral health of older adults

04 July 2018

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.

Oral health and ageing population

Poor oral health in older persons described as a ‘geriatric giant’ in New Zealand

06 June 2018

A study from the University of Otago highlights the need for ‘urgent attention’ to be paid to frail older New Zealanders' oral health.

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IDJ supplement on oral health for an ageing population now online

09 January 2018

The International Dental Journal (IDJ) published a special issue on oral health for an ageing population. A related webcast is also available.

senior couple smiling

Survey shows less than half of dental associations collect data of elderly

30 June 2017

While some National Dental Associations (NDAs) monitor the oral health of older people, survey reveals room for improvement.