Oral Health and Quality of Life in Older People

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Assessments".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Matthew R. Nangle
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: oral health; dentistry; aged care; geriatrics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to introduce a series of original and review articles on the recent advances in basic and clinical sciences impacting oral health in older people. In the last couple of decades, there has been an explosion in the literature linking poor oral health and systemic health conditions, with evidence pointing toward potentially bidirectional causative associations between dental decay and/or periodontal diseases with respiratory illness, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and more recently, cognitive decline and dementia risk. This Special Issue of Healthcare focuses on recent innovations in the use of telehealth (teledentistry) and silver fluoride therapies to assess and address oral disease in the elderly and infirm, as well as reviewing recent literature on oral health and quality of life in older people.

Dr. Matthew R. Nangle
Guest Editor

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  • telehealth and teledentistry
  • silver fluoride
  • oral-health related quality of life

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