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In Denmark, approximately 7% (50,000) of the population above 65 years of age live in nursing homes (NH), where they stay for the rest of their lives, whereas elderly in hospital long-term care (LTC) are institutionalized only for a few months. Numerous studies report generally poor oral health among the institutionalized elderly, and the existing oral(More)
The purpose of the study was to describe the attitude and behavior of the institutional staff in two nursing homes in relation to the oral health problems and to the oral health care of the residents. A questionnaire was distributed to all staff with nursing responsibilities working day-time (n = 90), and 93% returned the questionnaires. The majority of the(More)
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