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Investigating Socioeconomic Position in Dental Caries and Traumatic Dental Injury among Children in Quebec.
CONCLUSION: SEP seems to play a different role in the cause of dental caries and TDI. PMID: 29136360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Dental status in nursing home residents with domiciliary dental care in Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: Care dependent elderly in nursing homes have very poor oral health. There is a need to focus on the oral health-related quality of life for this group of frail elderly during their final period of life. PMID: 29136361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Examiner calibration in caries detection for populations and settings where in vivo calibration is not practical.
CONCLUSIONS: From this research it appears that good quality photographs alone may be used for training and calibration among challenging populations or settings without adversely affecting data quality. PMID: 29136362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Supervised toothbrushing programs in primary schools and early childhood settings: A scoping review.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Guidelines for supervised toothbrushing programs vary within and across countries due to differences in water fluoridation and availability of low fluoride toothpastes. The results of this review provide critical information to be considered when establishing and implementing toothbrushing programs in these settings. PMID: 29119741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Readying Community Water Fluoridation Advocates through Training, Surveillance, and Empowerment.
Authors: Veschusio C, Jones MK, Mercer J, Martin AB Abstract This paper describes the Community Water Fluoridation Advocacy Training Project that was designed to develop networks of community water fluoridation advocates in rural communities. The South Carolina (SC) Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Oral Health staff and the SC Dental Association were responsible for developing and facilitating the training sessions for key policy influencers, which included medical and dental providers, early childhood educators, and water system operators and managers. Findings from the post-training surv...
Source: Community Dental Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Oral health survey of five-year-olds 2014/15: Have strategies for increasing the levels of parental consent in Bradford been effective?
Authors: Gill E Abstract Public Health England facilitates national epidemiological surveys of five-year-olds to monitor oral health, both locally and nationally. Positive consent for participation in surveys such as these was introduced in 2006 following guidance from the Department of Health. Following this change, consent rates have fallen slightly. Bradford, a city in West Yorkshire in the north of England, has actively tried to encourage an increase in consent rates. In the 2014/15 survey several measures were implemented to encourage parents to return their consent forms in order to increase consent levels. D...
Source: Community Dental Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Finnish Dentists Find Smoking Cessation Important but Seldom Offer Practical Support for Their Patients.
CONCLUSION: Although smoking cessation is discussed with patients, dentists are less active in taking concrete actions to support the patient on withdrawal. Adherence to the local treatment guideline was associated with better capabilities in dealing with tobacco withdrawal and a more active role in smoking cessation. The results suggest that more education on the local smoking cessation treatment guideline and cessation intervention is needed in order to overcome the remaining barriers to promoting effective smoking cessation in dental practice. PMID: 29112340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

The interaction effects between race and functional disabilities on the prevalence of self-reported periodontal diseases - National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012.
Authors: Suzuki R Abstract BACKGROUND: Racial minority groups and adults with functional disabilities (FDs) disproportionally experience periodontal diseases. However, little is known about the interactions of these two characteristics in disease prevalence. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between FDs and periodontal experiences, and to identify whether race has a particular influence on this relationship. METHODS: Data were derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012, in a representative sample of adults aged 30 years and older. FDs were defined as exper...
Source: Community Dental Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Factors supporting dentist leaders' retention in leadership.
CONCLUSIONS: Leaders have important roles in health care, ensuring everyday operations as well as developing their organizations to meet future challenges. Knowledge of these supporting factors will enable dentist leaders and their organizations to improve working conditions in order to recruit and retain motivated and competent persons. In addition, well-designed education is important to inspire and encourage future leaders. PMID: 29112342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

A scoping review of the uses of the care index in children.
CONCLUSION: Overall, it is recommended that future studies should clearly state the definitions and thresholds used to obtain CI and RI, which would enable comparison between communities and allow temporal trends to be studied. Additionally, deriving separate CI and RI scores for groups based on caries extent would help to highlight inequalities in the provision of care. Further research is needed to explore the applicability of CI and RI to changing approaches to caries management with current care recommendations emphasising on minimal treatment and secondary prevention. PMID: 28872806 [PubMed - in process] (Source: ...
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Using Normalisation Process Theory to investigate the implementation of school-based oral health promotion.
CONCLUSIONS: A large gap exists between available research evidence and translation of evidence in OHPI in community settings. Effectiveness of OHPI requires not only an awareness of evidence of clinical effectiveness but also synthesised information about change mechanisms and implementation protocols. PMID: 28872807 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

The oral health condition and treatment needs assessment of nursing home residents in Flanders (Belgium).
CONCLUSIONS: The nursing home residents presented a poor overall oral health status and high dental and prosthetic treatment needs. Gender and age were important predicting variables for the oral health outcomes. PMID: 28872808 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Prevalence, severity and extent of chronic periodontitis among Sri Lankan adults.
CONCLUSIONS: the prevalence, severity and extent of chronic periodontits are high among adults in Colombo district. Their periodontal status was poorer than in previously reported studies conducted in the same district. PMID: 28872809 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

The caries experience of 5 year-old children in Scotland in 2013-2014, and in England and Wales in 2014-2015. Reports of cross-sectional dental surveys using BASCD criteria.
CONCLUSION: Inter-country comparisons provide further oral health intelligence despite differences in approach and timing. The third surveys in England and Wales using the new consent arrangements have enabled trend analysis. Dental health inequalities gradients were shown across all geographies and all of the indicators of inequality. PMID: 28872810 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Preferences for dental decisional control and associations with quality of life among third molar patients attending public dental services.
CONCLUSION: Patients attending public dental services preferred to be involved (either actively or collaboratively) in dental treatment decision-making. Being a female and/or having tertiary education were associated with an active DDCP. The positive association between patients' involvement in decision-making and oral health-related QoL might support the benefit for enhancing patients' involvement in decision-making. PMID: 28872811 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Type 2 diabetes as a risk indicator for dental caries in Korean adults: the 2011-2012 Korea national health and nutrition examination survey.
CONCLUSIONS: T2D is an independent risk indicator for untreated caries in Korean adults. PMID: 28872812 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile - Preschool version.
CONCLUSIONS: Quality of life is an integral factor in understanding and assessing children's well-being. The COHIP-PS is a validated oral health-related quality of life measure for preschool children with cleft or other oral conditions. PMID: 28872813 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Association between excessive Internet use and oral health behaviors of Korean adolescents: A 2015 national survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Policies moderating adolescents' EIU may enable appropriate oral health behaviors. PMID: 28872814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Factors affecting dental fluorosis in low socioeconomic status children in Mexico.
CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of dental fluorosis was observed in the study region. An unequal burden of fluorosis in aesthetically objectionable categories was found in children exposed to several sources of fluoride and whose mother had lower educational level. PMID: 28573833 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Use of Jamaican Sign language in the provision of dental health care.
Authors: Cumberbatch K, Jones T Abstract The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Jamaica 2012-2016 identifies as an outcome increased access to improved quality health and education services for socially excluded and at risk populations. The Deaf Jamaican population can be categorised as a socially excluded population. The communication barrier resulting from their deafness often leads to difficulties in accessing healthcare. The Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, implemented a programme aimed at overcoming this communication barrier and improving direct c...
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Communities in action: developing a dental ambassador training programme for adults with learning disability.
Authors: Witton R, Potterton R, Smith W Abstract Adults with learning disabilities may be at higher risk of poor oral health. The community outreach programme attached to Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School used established links with local agencies for this group to try out an intervention using service users as dental ambassadors. A programme was developed to meet the needs of the group and training in oral health key messages was provided along with support in presentation skills. Early evaluation shows promise in terms of feasibility, interest and improved self-care. Public health competencies being ill...
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Improving Care for Bariatric Dental Patients in North Wales.
Authors: Dowey P Abstract This paper presents the experiences of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales, UK in improving facilities, access and quality of care for bariatric dental patients. It includes the multi-stakeholder audit of existing practice which informed those improvements. Public health competencies illustrated: needs assessment; development and implementation of oral health strategies; oral health improvement; development of clinical pathways; improving patient safety; clinical and public engagement; addressing inequalities. PMID: 28573836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Public health intervention over four decades for the children in the Australian Capital Territory: Have we reached the point of diminishing returns?
CONCLUSION: This suggests that rather than toiling to eliminate dental decay completely, the focus might usefully be reoriented towards those small known pockets of society with persistent higher levels of disease and looking for new ways to address these difficult clusters, while simultaneously advancing the understanding that a small residual level of decay will always exist in society. PMID: 28573837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Relationship between mental health risk factors and oral symptoms in adolescents: Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, 2013.
CONCLUSIONS: Mental health risk factors were associated with oral symptoms. These results should inform the development of school health policies and comprehensive adolescent health promotion programs in Korea. PMID: 28573838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

What proportion of caries into dentine at age 5 is present at age 3?
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this analysis suggest need for earlier prevention activity in some Health Boards in Wales. PMID: 28573839 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

PeP-SCOT a health coaching intervention for people in prisons: the development of the intervention protocol.
Authors: Cinar AB, Jones C, Richards D, Fernandes F, White P, Freeman R Abstract There is a need for an alternative approach for health promotion prisons since previous work has indicated that health education, while improving health knowledge, does not result in behaviour change. Evidence has suggested that a health coaching assists in this regard. However, the question remained whether this approach would be appropriate and possible in prisons? This paper presents the public health strategies used to work in partnership with prison management to address challenges and accept opportunities as a health coaching int...
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Productive efficiency and its determinants in the Community Dental Service in the north-west of England.
CONCLUSIONS: Although large variations in performance exist across Community Dental Services, the data available was not able to explain these variations. A useful next step would be to undertake detailed case studies of several best and under-performing services to explore the factors that influence relative performance levels. PMID: 28573841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Caries prevalence and treatment needs in young people in Portugal: the third national study.
CONCLUSIONS: The oral health situation in Portugal is favorable for young people, resulting in low treatment needs. The National Oral Health Promotion Program should be extended to include 18-year-olds. PMID: 28573842 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Socio-demographic and area-related factors associated with the prevalence of caries among preschool children in Greece.
CONCLUSIONS: Socio-demographic and area-related variations in oral health exist among kindergarten children in Athens. PMID: 28573843 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Dental caries experience, rather than toothbrushing, influences the incidence of dental caries in young Japanese adults.
CONCLUSION: After three years, the incidence of dental caries in young adult Japanese males was influenced by DMFT at baseline, rather than toothbrushing frequency. PMID: 28573844 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Ethnic Disparities in Oral Health Related Quality of Life among Adults in London, England.
CONCLUSION: This study found disparities in OHQoL between the three main ethnic groups in South East London. Asian adults had better and Black adults had similar OHQoL than White adults after accounting for demographic and social factors. PMID: 28573845 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Editorial.
Authors: Robinson PG Abstract It was 27 years ago, during my Masters that I was introduced to this journal, then edited by Peter James. He was one of a succession of icons of Dental Public Health to have filled this role including Denis O'Mullane, Martin Downer and until December, my colleague and friend Mike Lennon. Many of us have looked up to those pioneers with respect and reverence. The journal has always been the place to look for UK based research in DPH, and now it is fulfilling that purpose for on a European scale as well. PMID: 28561549 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

The oral health of people with learning disabilities - a user-friendly questionnaire survey.
Authors: Owens J, Jones K, Marshman Z Abstract Impetus for action: To conduct a user-friendly questionnaire survey of the oral health and service needs of adults with learning disabilities. Solution: Researchers collaborated with local self-advocacy services to develop a questionnaire adapted from one used in a regional postal survey. The questionnaire, which covered dental status, oral health and dental services use, was sent to a random sample of people from the learning disability case register. Outcome: Of 2,000 questionnaires mailed, 117 were returned undelivered and 625 were completed (response rate 3...
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Sugar before bed: a simple dietary risk factor for caries experience.
CONCLUSIONS: The study suggests that the consumption of free sugars before bedtime may be an important risk factor for adolescent caries into dentine experience. PMID: 28561551 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Measuring oral health impact among care home residents in Wales.
Conclusion: Compared with peers living in the community, both dentate and edentate care home residents are more likely to live with one or more impacts. Two simple questions related to 'Any problems and pain in your mouth?' and 'Do you have frequent dry mouth?' may help to target care home residents more likely to experience oral health impacts. PMID: 28561552 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Access to urgent dental care: a scoping review.
Conclusion: Future research on patient outcomes and the comparison of different service models for urgent dental care through measures of equity, effectiveness and efficiency of access are needed to inform future policy and organisation of these services. PMID: 28561553 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Urinary fluoride excretion in preschool children after intake of fluoridated milk and use of fluoride-containing toothpaste.
Conclusions: All sources of fluoride must be considered when designing community programs. With 0.5 mg F/L in the drinking water and daily use of fluoride toothpaste, most children had a fluoride intake optimal for dental health. In this setting, additional intake of fluoride milk was within safe limits up to 0.185 mg/day while conclusions about the safety of 0.375 mg/day were uncertain. PMID: 28561554 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Directly observed daily mouth care provided to care home residents in one area of Kent, UK.
Conclusions: This is the first observational study in the UK to assess oral care actually provided to residents by carers in care homes. The findings reveal a substantially different picture of daily mouth care than was previously understood and suggest that many of the nation's care home residents may not be receiving adequate, or any, oral health care. PMID: 28561555 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Association between sense of coherence and oral health-related quality of life among toddlers.
Conclusions: Maternal SOC could be a psychosocial determinant of the OHRQoL of children aged one to three years. Severe dental caries was associated with poorer quality of life. PMID: 28561556 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Tobacco use in late adolescence among rural Sri Lankans.
Conclusion: The prevalence of tobacco use was high in these rural students. PMID: 28561557 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Dental caries experience among Albanian pre-school children: a national survey.
Conclusions: The Albanian 5-year-olds assessed in this survey had a high dental caries experience and untreated cavities in the primary dentition. The national health authorities should introduce preventive programs and improved dental care access for this age group. PMID: 28561558 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

A model for oral health gradients in children: using structural equation modeling.
CONCLUSIONS: Using the modified Petersen's model and SEM, the paths in which different distal and proximal factors affect oral health outcomes in children could be clearly identified. It showed that addressing the underlying social, economic and behavioral determinants is essential for reducing oral health disparities among Iranian children. PMID: 28561559 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Using the simplified case mix tool (sCMT) to identify cost in special care dental services to support commissioning.
CONCLUSION: Costs increased with increase in complexity of treatment mode as measured by sCMT scores. Measures such as the sCMT can provide predictions of the resource allocations required when commissioning special care dental services. PMID: 28561560 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Oral health and oral health behaviours of five-year-old children in the Charedi Orthodox Jewish Community in North London, UK.
CONCLUSIONS: The oral health of five-year-old children in the Charedi Orthodox Jewish community is significantly worse than their counterparts across Hackney, London and England. The establishment of robust baseline data supports the local authority plan to develop targeted oral health improvement programmes tailored to address the health needs and cultural sensitivities of this community. PMID: 28561561 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Valedictory Editorial: The past six years.
Authors: Lennon MA Abstract Fifty years ago this month I graduated from the University of Liverpool. A few months earlier, along with three friends, I had driven overland to attend the International Dental Students Congress held that year in Israel. On the way we drove the spectacular road from Beirut up to Damascus, visited Petra in the Southern Jordanian desert, at that time devoid of tourists, viewed the Chagall windows in the synagogue on the Hadassah University Medical campus, and listened to the world cup final with a group of German students in a youth hostel overlooking the Mandelbaum Gate. Little did we kn...
Source: Community Dental Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

An intervention study to assess the effectiveness of a reminder telephone call in improving patient appointment attendance at a Community Dental Service clinic.
Authors: Fee PA, Hargan AM Abstract This paper first describes the action taken to quantify the problem of high rates of failed appointments at a Community Dental Service clinic in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Then describes an intervention to implement and evaluate a potential solution of reminder telephone calls to patients. The paper illustrates the dental public health competencies of: evaluation of dental health services, and of managing resources and time. PMID: 28537358 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

The acceptability of healthcare: from satisfaction to trust.
Authors: Dyer TA, Owens J, Robinson PG Abstract The assessment of healthcare quality increasingly emphasises lay acceptability, as evidenced by the emergence of patient satisfaction and patient-centred care in the literature and in policy. In this paper we aim to provide a conceptual overview of acceptability and propose ways to enhance its assessment. Firstly, we map how acceptability's importance in quality assessments has increased and how the term acceptability has been used as synonymous with patient satisfaction, despite it being a broader concept. We then critique the concept of patient satisfaction and its ...
Source: Community Dental Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Patient characteristics in relation to dental care payment model: capitation vs fee for service.
Conclusions: There was a pattern of dimensions indicating the choice of payment model among adult patients in the Swedish Public Dental Service. The patients in DCH had higher socioeconomic position, were younger, rated their oral health as better and were more satisfied with the payment model (DCH) than the patients in the FFS system. PMID: 28537360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

Payment systems and oral health in Swedish dental care: Observations over six years.
Conclusions: At group level, this study showed a statistically significant difference between the caries situation after six years in DCH compared with FFS, when some important background factors, including pre-baseline caries, were kept constant in a regression model. PMID: 28537361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research

A summary of knowledge about the oral health of older people in England and Wales.
Conclusions: Existing epidemiological data in England and Wales show that older people in residential and nursing care homes have poorer oral health than the general adult population and inequitable access to dental services. Greater comparability and utility would be gained from regional oral health surveys if standards were agreed for this age group with regard to sampling, consent, questionnaires and clinical measures. PMID: 28537362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research