Gerodontology--how big is the challenge in Ireland?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124507
Title:
Gerodontology--how big is the challenge in Ireland?
Authors:
Allen, Finbarr; McKenna, Gerald; Mata, Cristiane; Cronin, Michael; Woods, Noel; O'Mahony, Denis; Allen, Edith
Affiliation:
Cork Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork. f.allen@ucc.ie
Citation:
Gerodontology--how big is the challenge in Ireland?, 56 (3):134-40 J Ir Dent Assoc
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
14-Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124507
PubMed ID:
20617769
Abstract:
Population trends suggest that the Irish population is ageing, and that this population will have substantial treatment needs. These patients will be better informed than previous generations, and will demand treatment aimed at preserving a natural dentition. This will impact upon delivery of oral healthcare and manpower planning needs to consider how to address the increased demand for dental care. Poor oral health is associated with systemic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes mellitus. It also has a negative impact upon quality of life, and the World Health Organisation has encouraged public healthcare administrators and decision makers to design effective and affordable strategies for better oral health and quality of life of older adults, which, in turn, are integrated into general health management programmes. Treatment concepts such as minimally invasive dentistry and the shortened dental arch concept are discussed in the context of these demographic changes and recommendations.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aging; Delivery of Health Care; Dental Care for Aged; Geriatric Assessment; Health Services Needs and Demand; Health Status; Humans; Ireland; Middle Aged; Oral Health; Quality of Life
ISSN:
0021-1133

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Finbarren
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Geralden
dc.contributor.authorMata, Cristianeen
dc.contributor.authorCronin, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Noelen
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Denisen
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Edithen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-14T15:10:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-14T15:10:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-14T15:10:16Z-
dc.identifier.citationGerodontology--how big is the challenge in Ireland?, 56 (3):134-40 J Ir Dent Assocen
dc.identifier.issn0021-1133-
dc.identifier.pmid20617769-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124507-
dc.description.abstractPopulation trends suggest that the Irish population is ageing, and that this population will have substantial treatment needs. These patients will be better informed than previous generations, and will demand treatment aimed at preserving a natural dentition. This will impact upon delivery of oral healthcare and manpower planning needs to consider how to address the increased demand for dental care. Poor oral health is associated with systemic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes mellitus. It also has a negative impact upon quality of life, and the World Health Organisation has encouraged public healthcare administrators and decision makers to design effective and affordable strategies for better oral health and quality of life of older adults, which, in turn, are integrated into general health management programmes. Treatment concepts such as minimally invasive dentistry and the shortened dental arch concept are discussed in the context of these demographic changes and recommendations.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAging-
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshDental Care for Aged-
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Assessment-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOral Health-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.titleGerodontology--how big is the challenge in Ireland?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork. f.allen@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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