The purpose of this study is to report oral and dental findings in a population of independent geriatric patients, who were treated at the Geriatric Dental Clinic, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University. The study group consisted of 221 patients, 31.2% males and 68.8% females. The mean age was 75.3 years. Of the patients, 75% were edentulous. The most frequent complaint was pain associated with wear of dentures, and the most frequent mucosal lesion was traumatic ulcer (51%). Most dentures were of poor quality (77%). The mean denture age was 9.7 years, increasing as the patient's age increased. Denture hygiene was good in 59%, fair in 11% and poor in 30%. The mean number of visits at the Geriatric Clinic was 5.5 per patient.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1995|
- Oral health
- non‐institutionalized elderly population
- treatment needs