Ina Nitschke

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OBJECTIVE To obtain information about the subjective oral health status of non-clinical elderly populations of urban regions of Germany, one in the East and one in the West, by using OHIP-14 and, for first time, the GOHAI, and, furthermore, to compare the results obtained by use of both instruments. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional. CLINICAL(More)
OBJECTIVES The ongoing controversial discussion about a possible negative effect of amalgam fillings on the cognitive abilities and the pathogenesis dementia was the objective of the present study. SAMPLE A total of 300 patients aged from 70 to 103 years were selected from the multidisciplinary 'Berlin Aging Study' (BASE). The sample was heterogeneous(More)
Although a body of research has targeted predictors of well-being and depression in old age, the consideration of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) as a predictor of these major psychosocial endpoints has been rare in the previous literature. The objective of this study was to test whether OHRQoL is associated with well-being and depression,(More)
This article reviews access to and financing of dental care for aging populations in selected nations in Europe. Old age per se does not seem to be a major factor in determining the use of dental services. Dentition status, on the other hand, is a major determinant of dental attendance. In addition to perceived need, a variety of social and behavioral(More)
Demographic developments indicate both an increasing proportion of the elderly in the population and an augmenting life expectancy. The elderly tend to retain their natural teeth for longer, and the first removable denture is inserted more often later in life. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is influenced by functional parameters such as pain(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Clinicians providing edentulous patients with complete dentures are often confronted with the problem of not knowing the patient's natural tooth color. It would be valuable to be able to determine this from other facial features. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the possibility of predicting tooth color in the elderly(More)
OBJECTIVE To survey the present state of undergraduate teaching in the domain of gerodontology in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. STUDY PARTICIPANTS All universities of Austria (A), Germany (D) and Switzerland (CH). PROTOCOL A questionnaire on undergraduate teaching in gerodontology was mailed to all Deans (A: n = 3; CH: n = 4; D: n = 31) and all(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to reveal barriers to providing dental care for residents in long-term care (LTC) facilities. DESIGN Participants were selected randomly from the dentist register in Berlin and Saxony, Germany. The sample consisted of 60 self-employed and 60 employed dentists, a further 60 dentists worked in their own dental practice but(More)
A review of the oral health issues for the elderly in Germany is presented. The percentage of aged and very old people in the total population of Germany is increasing rapidly, as is the percentage of the dentate population due to the high standard of dental care. The percentage of the edentulous population has therefore decreased. It has become necessary(More)