Dental treatment needs and demands of an elderly population in England.

@article{Smith1980DentalTN,
  title={Dental treatment needs and demands of an elderly population in England.},
  author={Jeffrey Michael Smith and Aubrey Sheiham},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={360-4}
}
A sociodental investigation was conducted among 254 elderly people living at home in Nottingham. A clinical assessment was made of the subjects' dental treatment needs and this was compared with the subjects' felt and expressed needs. Seventy-eight percent of the sample were clinically judged as needing dental treatment, mainly some form of prosthetic treatment. There was, however, a wide discrepancy between the normative and perceived needs of this elderly population. Only 42% of those who… CONTINUE READING

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