Oral health care among nursing home residents in Avon.

  title={Oral health care among nursing home residents in Avon.},
  author={Heather Frenkel and Ian C. Harvey and Robert G. Newcombe},
  volume={17 1},
OBJECTIVE To assess personal oral health care standards among frail, elderly and infirm nursing home residents prior to developing and evaluating a health promotion intervention. DESIGN Descriptive survey, interview and clinical data. SETTING 22 randomly selected nursing homes in the Bristol area. METHOD 412 residents with denture(s) and/or natural teeth, and giving informed consent to the study were interviewed about dental attendance and current dental problems. A clinical examination… CONTINUE READING


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