Dental status of patients with mental disorders in a Nigerian teaching hospital: a preliminary survey.

@article{Adeniyi2011DentalSO,
  title={Dental status of patients with mental disorders in a Nigerian teaching hospital: a preliminary survey.},
  author={Abiola Adetokunbo Adeniyi and Bolanle Adeyemi Ola and Christopher E Edeh and Babatunde Ogunbiyi Ogunbanjo and Abiodun Olugbenga Adewuya},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={134-7}
}
Although individuals with mental disorders are reported to experience dental problems similar to the general population, evidence suggests they actually have higher risks of dental disease and increased oral health needs. This study describes the dental status of 105 psychiatric outpatients in a Nigerian hospital. Information was obtained from subject interviews, medical records, and an oral examination to determine their dental caries and periodontal disease status. The oral hygiene status of… CONTINUE READING

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