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cancer, oral infection and sores,
periodontal disease, tooth decay,
tooth loss, and other diseases and
Solutions disorders that limit an individual’s
capacity in biting, chewing, smiling,
speaking, and psychosocial
wellbeing.”
The geriatric population is -World Health Organization 2016
expected to more than double
in the United States by 2060.
The barriers to dental care for Older adults need to be
Patients in long term care or social, how they feel about
these people are the decline in
assisted living facilities their smile affects their
health as we age, money,
require more commitment by willingness or ability to
insurance limitations, and
the staff to maintain their oral socialize.
transportation issues.
health.
Education, collaborative
groups of multi-disciplinary
dental professionals, and
changes or remodeling of
current facilities are a few
ideas that can help reduce the
barriers. The benefits include
improving quality of life for
Many geriatric patients are
geriatric patients and
on a fixed income so money
increasing dental office’s
is tight
income.