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Oral Health and Dental Care in the Ageing Population Domiciliary Dental Care and Supporting Access to Dental Services

Oral Health and Dental Care in the Ageing Population : Domiciliary Dental Care and Supporting... [Domiciliary dental care (DDC) is an essential part of dentistry for older people confined to their home or residential setting. Demand for DDC is increasing due to an ageing population that is increasingly dentate. The provision of dental care at home requires significant preparation before the visit to ensure safe and effective delivery of care. This must include an individual risk assessment of the home environment to ensure patient and staff safety. In addition, appropriate training is required for the whole dental team to develop the knowledge and skills to perform this care. Whilst DDC is essential for providing care for patients who cannot access dentistry in a dental surgery, the range of treatments provided will be limited. Future commissioning of DDC, including appropriate use of the dental skills mix, will need to reflect the changing demographics of the older population.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Oral Health and Dental Care in the Ageing Population Domiciliary Dental Care and Supporting Access to Dental Services

Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides Book Series
Editors: Doshi, Mili; Geddis-Regan, Andrew

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
ISBN
978-3-031-10223-3
Pages
261 –287
DOI
10.1007/978-3-031-10224-0_12
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Domiciliary dental care (DDC) is an essential part of dentistry for older people confined to their home or residential setting. Demand for DDC is increasing due to an ageing population that is increasingly dentate. The provision of dental care at home requires significant preparation before the visit to ensure safe and effective delivery of care. This must include an individual risk assessment of the home environment to ensure patient and staff safety. In addition, appropriate training is required for the whole dental team to develop the knowledge and skills to perform this care. Whilst DDC is essential for providing care for patients who cannot access dentistry in a dental surgery, the range of treatments provided will be limited. Future commissioning of DDC, including appropriate use of the dental skills mix, will need to reflect the changing demographics of the older population.]

Published: Oct 6, 2022

Keywords: Risk assessment; Dental care delivery; Operative dentistry; Prevention

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