Oral health profile in an institutionalized population of Italian adults with mental retardation.


The oral health of 219 residents with mental retardation living in a long-term-care institution near Milan was assessed. The dental and periodontal status, daily habits, oral hygiene, and oral mucosal status were evaluated. Of the sample, 179 (81.7%) were males. The mean age of the residents was 61.3 years, and the degree of cooperation was evaluated as… (More)