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Title Improving oral health for the elderly : an interdisciplinary approach / Ira B. Lamster, Mary E. Northridge, editors ; foreword by Jeanette C. Takamura
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 506 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: Population health and well-being -- The aging U.S. population / Steven M. Albert -- The Oral disease burden faced by older adults / Ira B. Lamster and Natalie D. Crawford -- Social disparities in oral health and health care for older adults / Luisa N. Borrell -- Access, place of residence and interdisciplinary opportunities / Janet A. Yellowitz
Part II: Health and medical considerations -- Movement disorders in dental practice / Nina M. Browner and Steven Frucht -- Cognitive impairment / James M. Noble and Nikolaos Scarmeas -- Musculoskeletal conditions / Jennifer L. Kelsey -- Cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus: co-morbidities that affect dental care for the older patient / Neerja Bhardwaj [and others] -- Geriatric pharmacology: principles and implications for oral health / Brian C. Scanlan -- Management of alcohol and tobacco dependence in older adults / David A. Albert
Part III: Oral health and dental considerations -- Normal oral mucosal, dental, periodontal, and alveolar bone changes associated with aging / Stefanie L. Russell and Jonathan A. Ship -- The relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease in the elderly / Dana L. Wolf and Panos N. Papapanou -- Caries, tooth loss, and conventional tooth replacement for older patients / Ejvind Budtz-Jørgensen and Frauke Müller -- Implant dentistry as an approach to tooth replacement for older adults / Hans-Peter Weber -- Saliva and the salivary glands in the elderly / Louis Mandel -- Mastication, nutrition, oral health and health in older patients / Angus W.G. Walls -- Orofacial pain and neurological disorders affecting the head and neck / Ali Makki and Susan Roche -- Oral pathology affecting older adults / David J. Zegarelli, Victoria L. Woo, and Angela J. Yoon
Part IV: Professional recommendations and future needs -- Educating the dental profession / Lynn M. Tepper -- Dental services among elderly Americans: utilization, expenditures, and their determinants / L. Jackson Brown -- Conclusion: interdisciplinary planning to meet the oral health care needs of older adults / Mary E. Northridge and Ira B. Lamster
Summary Two important oral health policy concerns in the United States are disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral health care. Both of these challenges are largely due to socioeconomic stratification in US society. As a consequence of the release of the surgeon general??'s report on oral health, there has been a call to action to improve the oral health of underprivileged groups who have difficulty accessing dental services. But in contrast to the extensive national attention focused on children??'s oral health in recent years, Ame
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Older people -- Dental care -- United States
Dental care -- Social aspects -- United States
Dental care -- Utilization -- United States
Dental policy -- United States
Older people -- Dental care.
Dental care.
Dental policy.
Dental Care for Aged
Geriatric Dentistry
Dental Care
MEDICAL -- Geriatrics.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Gerontology.
Geriatric Dentistry.
Older people -- Dental care -- United States.
Dental care -- Social aspects -- United States.
Dental care -- Utilization -- United States.
Dental policy -- United States.
Dental Care for Aged.
Dental care
Dental care -- Social aspects
Dental care -- Utilization
Dental policy
Older people -- Dental care
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Lamster, Ira B.
Northridge, Mary E.
ISBN 9780387743370