Ageing population

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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.

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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.