Annamari Nihtilä

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AIM Our aim was to identify the heavy use of dental services among children and adolescents in the Public Dental Service (PDS) of one of the biggest cities in Finland, and compare oral health and treatments provided for heavy and low users. METHODS All patients under 18 years of age having had 6 or more dental visits (n. 2,285) in 2004 and a comparison(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare treatment of heavy and low users of dental services among adults in the Public Dental Service (PDS) in one of the biggest cities in Finland and to identify reasons for heavy use and to suggest improvements to care provision. METHOD All adults who attended the PDS in Espoo (pop. 227,500) in 2004 were allocated to a group (n = 3,173)(More)
The aim of this study was to compare treatment provided to adult heavy and low users of dental services in the Finnish Public Dental Service (PDS) and to analyse changes in patients' oral health status. We assigned all adults who attended the PDS in Espoo in 2004 to a group of heavy users (n = 3,173) if they had made six or more dental visits and to a(More)
Background poor oral health is common among older people dependent on supportive care and it affects their quality of life. Cognitive impairment and functional dependency may increase the risk of compromised daily oral hygiene. Aim to investigate the effectiveness of a tailored preventive oral health intervention among home care clients aged 75 years or(More)
BACKGROUND A reform to Dental Care legislation in 2002 abolished age limits restricting adults' use of public dental services in Finland. In the Public Dental Service (PDS) unit of Espoo, the proportion of adult patients rose from 36% to 57%. The aim of this study was to investigate heavy use of dental services by adults and its determinants. METHODS A(More)
A large proportion of our population is ageing with own teeth in the mouth. Good oral health and an adequate number of teeth improve the functional capacity of an elderly person. Oral diseases are, however, becoming more common among the elderly population with the accumulation of risk factors such as insufficient self-care, cariogenic diet, reduced(More)
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