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- New York, NY : Springer, c2008.
1 online resource (xxv, 506 p.) : ill.
- Medical subjects:
Dental Care for Aged.
Older people -- Dental care -- United States.
Dental care -- Social aspects -- United States.
Dental care -- Utilization -- United States.
Dental policy -- United States.
- 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 ... [et al.]
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.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. Available via World Wide Web.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rebecca Pepper Sinkler Fund.
Lamster, Ira B.
Northridge, Mary E.
Rebecca Pepper Sinkler Fund.
- Other format:
- Print version: Improving oral health for the elderly.
- 9780387743370 (electronic bk.)
0387743375 (electronic bk.)
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