Performance of the dentist in the provision of oral care to elderly patients: a literature review
Keywords:Geriatric dentistry; Dental health services; Oral health; Aged; Dentists.
Oral problems have a negative effect on the general health and quality of life of the elderly, thus, it is essential that oral health systems ensure the oral health of all elderly people. This article aims to report the role of dentists in providing oral care to elderly patients. This was an integrative literature review through a bibliographic search in the BVS and PubMed databases. Articles in the last 10 years (2011 to 2021) that had the full text were included, and those that did not address the main theme of this research and those that did not have access to the full text were excluded. Initially, 120 articles were identified in the VHL and PubMed through the search for descriptors. In the PubMed database, after applying the filters, 09 results were found. Of these, 06 articles were selected and 01 excluded because it was not possible to obtain access to the full text. In the VHL database, after applying the filters, 03 results were found. Of these, after reading the title and abstract, 02 articles were selected, and the 02 were excluded for not having access to the full text. Thus, a total of 05 publications were available, which were included in this study. It is concluded that the role of the dentist is extremely important in the oral care of elderly patients.
Alves, P., da Costa Filho, O. M., dos Santos, M. F. & Sartorello, R. (2017). A manutenção da capacidade funcional como qualidade de vida no envelhecimento no município de São Paulo-SP. Revista Científica, 1(1).
Alves, T. S., Félix, A. R., Soares, J. L., Magalhães, L. L., Münchow, E. A., & de Carvalho, R. F. (2017). Relato de experiências educativas em saúde bucal para idosos institucionalizados. Revista Brasileira de Extensão Universitária, 8(3), 167-174.
Ástvaldsdóttir, Á., Boström, A. M., Davidson, T., Gabre, P., Gahnberg, L., Sandborgh Englund, G., & Nilsson, M. (2018). Oral health and dental care of older persons—A systematic map of systematic reviews. Gerodontology, 35(4), 290-304.
Bakker, M. H., Vissink, A., Spoorenberg, S. L., Wynia, K., & Visser, A. (2020). Self-reported oral health problems and the ability to organize dental care of community-dwelling elderly aged≥ 75 years. BMC Oral Health, 20(1), 1-9.
Brasil, & Presidência da República. (2003). Lei nº 10.741, de 1º de outubro de 2003. Dispõe sobre o Estatuto do Idoso e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial da União.
Castrejón‐Pérez, R. C., Borges‐Yáñez, S. A., Irigoyen‐Camacho, M. E., & Cruz‐Hervert, L. P. (2017). Negative impact of oral health conditions on oral health related quality of life of community dwelling elders in Mexico city, a population based study. Geriatrics & gerontology international, 17(5), 744-752.
Chahar, P., Mohanty, V. R., & Aswini, Y. B. (2019). Oral health-related quality of life among elderly patients visiting special clinics in public hospitals in Delhi, India: A cross-sectional study. Indian journal of public health, 63(1), 15.
Cornejo, M., Pérez, G., de Lima, K. C., Casals-Peidro, E., & Borrell, C. (2013). Oral health-related quality of life in institutionalized elderly in Barcelona (Spain). Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal, 18(2), e285.
Donnelly, L. R., Clarke, L. H., Phinney, A., & MacEntee, M. I. (2016). The impact of oral health on body image and social interactions among elders in long‐term care. Gerodontology, 33(4), 480-489.
Glick, M., Williams, D. M., Kleinman, D. V., Vujicic, M., Watt, R. G., & Weyant, R. J. (2016). A new definition for oral health developed by the FDI World Dental Federation opens the door to a universal definition of oral health. British dental journal, 221(12), 792-793.
Hoeksema, A. R., Peters, L. L., Raghoebar, G. M., Meijer, H. J., Vissink, A., & Visser, A. (2017). Oral health status and need for oral care of care-dependent indwelling elderly: from admission to death. Clinical oral investigations, 21(7), 2189-2196.
Hopia, H., Latvala, E., & Liimatainer, L. (2016). Reviewing the methodology of an integrative review. Nordic College of Caring Science,30, 662-669. https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12327.
IBGE, C. D. P. (2015). Síntese de indicadores sociais: uma análise das condições de vida da população brasileira: 2015
IBGE–Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. (2013). Projeção da população do Brasil por sexo e idade para o período 2000 a 2060.
Lyu, W., & Wolinsky, F. D. (2017). The onset of ADL difficulties and changes in health-related quality of life. Health and quality of life outcomes, 15(1), 1-30.
Martins, A. M. E. D. B. L., Barreto, S. M., & Pordeus, I. A. (2009). Auto-avaliação de saúde bucal em idosos: análise com base em modelo multidimensional. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 25, 421-435.
Masood, M., Newton, T., Bakri, N. N., Khalid, T., & Masood, Y. (2017). The relationship between oral health and oral health related quality of life among elderly people in United Kingdom. Journal of dentistry, 56, 78-83.
Nogueira, C. M. R., Falcão, L. M. N., Nuto, S. D. A. S., Saintrain, M. V. D. L., & Vieira-Meyer, A. P. G. F. (2017). Self-perceived oral health among the elderly: a household-based study. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, 20, 07-19.
Northridge, M. E., Schenkel, A. B., Birenz, S., Estrada, I., Metcalf, S. S., & Wolff, M. S. (2017). “You Get Beautiful Teeth Down There”: Racial/Ethnic Minority Older Adults’ Perspectives on Care at Dental School Clinics. Journal of dental education, 81(11), 1273-1282.
Raphael, C. (2017). Oral health and aging.World Health Organization. (2015). World report on ageing and health. World Health Organization.
World Health Organization. (2017). Integrated care for older people: guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity.
Zuluaga, D. J. M., Montoya, J. A. G., Contreras, C. I., & Herrera, R. R. (2012). Association between oral health, cognitive impairment and oral health–related quality of life. Gerodontology, 29(2), e667-e673.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Mikelle Araújo Gomes; Natan da Silva Oliveira; Natália Medeiros Andrade; Mateus Ferreira de Farias; Laís Gonzaga de Farias; Maria Helena Chaves de Vasconcelos Catão
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
3) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.