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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 733-736

Geriatric dental care - A review


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Professsor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Amit Tirth
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Across the life there are various age group ranging from young born to age ones. School going children are grown up adults now, young adults are grown up citizens now, and middle aged have become elders. Throughout the world a demographic revolution is underway. Medical advancements aimed at better monitoring day to day and simple intervention such as blood pressure and clotting level, will prevent many sudden deaths or strokes. Because of improvement in medical and health services the life span has increased, the proportion of older people is growing faster than any other age group. The percentage of older people continues to grow world wide, especially in developing countries. Non-communicable diseases are rapidly becoming the leading causes of disability and mortality. Globally, poor oral health among older people has been particularly evident in high levels of tooth loss and dental caries. This review is to highlight the oral health needs of older people and health care programs undertaken in different parts of the world for the betterment of geriatric population.


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