Description of Oral Health and Dental Care in the Ageing Population
This book aims to provide the dental team with an improved understanding of management of the oral health needs of the ageing population, in whom increasing cognitive, medical and physical disabilities impact significantly on oral health and dental care needs. All significant aspects of caring for older people are covered.
The nature and implications of changing demographics are explained and information provided on common medical co-morbidities and the impact of cognitive conditions, including dementia, on dental treatment. The changing pattern of dental disease in older people is clearly described, with explanation of the consequences of these changes for aspects of restorative dentistry, oral medicine, and oral surgery.
Advice is given on considerations for dental treatment planning, including the importance of prevention and utilization of dental care professionals. Provision of care for older people under general anaesthesia or sedation and domiciliary care are also covered. The book is written by specialist practicing clinicians and delivers information in an accessible way with a person-centered approach.
About the Author
Mili Doshi, MBE, received her BDS (Hons) from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ Dental Institute, London, in 2001 and went on to gain Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2003. She completed an MSc in Sedation and Special Care, with Distinction, at Kings College London in 2007.
Andrew Geddis-Regan is currently a Doctoral Research Fellow funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research and a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry within North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.