[Self-perception and oral health conditions in an elderly population].

@article{Silva2005SelfperceptionAO,
  title={[Self-perception and oral health conditions in an elderly population].},
  author={D{\'e}bora Dias da Silva and Maria da Luz Ros{\'a}rio de Sousa and Ronaldo Seichi Wada},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          1251-9
        }
}
This study assessed oral health conditions through clinical examination and self-perception. The sample consisted of 112 subjects 60 years of age or older in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil, divided into two groups: G1, with dental insurance (n = 55) and G2, without dental insurance (n = 57). Clinical examinations were conducted according to WHO guidelines. Data on self-perceived oral health were collected using the GOHAI (Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index). DMFT was 29.13, higher in G1 (p… CONTINUE READING

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