Older people in residential care are at risk of developing complex oral health diseases and conditions (Philip et al. 2012). This is endorsed by Hopcraft et al. (2012), who recognise edentulism rates have decreased from 90% to 50% over the past 50 years,consequently attributing to higher risk of periodontal disease among dentate residents in residential aged care facilities (RACFs).
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jun 2017|