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ADA FDI 2021 World Dental Congress
World Dental Congress - Special Edition
ADA FDI 2021 World Dental Congress
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Gerodontological research

Presentation Description

Not only are populations in industrialised countries ageing rapidly, the proportion of older people who are dentate is also increasing. Half of those aged 65+ will end up entering aged residential care, and that sector is ill-prepared for what is coming (as is the dental profession). New Zealand conducted a national survey of oral health among dependent older people. In this presentation, Thomson will share some of the findings and their implications.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Appreciate the demographic aspects of the ageing population.
2. Understand the influences on oral health in frail older people.
3. Appreciate the ageing-associated challenges which face society and the dental profession.


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