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Gerodontology Essentials for Health Care Professionals / Anastassia Kossioni

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-41468-9

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Provides basic knowledge and skills for non-dental healthcare practitioners, helping them recognize the importance of oral health, perform initial oral health assessments, consult dentists when necessary, and offer preventive advice and counseling. As people age, they tend to refrain from routine dental care, while the number of consultations with non-dental healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists etc.) increases. However, few healthcare providers are adequately trained to assess oral problems.

Subject: Dentistry, Oral Health Promotion, Gerodontology, Geriatric Dentistry, Oral Health Assessment, Oral Health Prevention, Primary Care Practitioners, Geriatrics, Family Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Nursing