Performance of the dentist in the provision of oral care to elderly patients: a literature review

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21028

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Geriatric dentistry; Dental health services; Oral health; Aged; Dentists.

Abstract

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.

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Published

05/10/2021

How to Cite

GOMES, M. A.; OLIVEIRA, N. da S.; ANDRADE, N. M.; FARIAS, M. F. de .; FARIAS, L. G. de .; CATÃO, M. H. C. de V. Performance of the dentist in the provision of oral care to elderly patients: a literature review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 13, p. e87101321028, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21028. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/21028. Acesso em: 8 dec. 2021.

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