Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder

Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder

Editor(s): Michael I. MacEntee, Frauke Müller, Chris Wyatt

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013 08:31PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780813812649

Online ISBN: 9781118786789

DOI: 10.1002/9781118786789

About this Book

Oral healthcare is an integral part of overall health and well-being, and it is a significant and increasing challenge as people grow frail. Incidence of caries and gingivitis among residents of long-term care facilities are on the rise, and daily oral hygiene is often difficult for patients who are frail or in need of assistance. Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective provides dentists, dental hygienists, and other healthcare professionals with comprehensive, practical instruction on managing the multifaceted oral healthcare needs of frail elders. By discussing background information and relevant literature, the book provides a holistic approach to clinical issues such as oral pain, dry mouth, and periodontal disease.

Edited by experts in the field, Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder enhances clinical application with thorough reviews of pertinent social and ethical issues, access to care issues, and the practicalities for overcoming these in order to provide high-quality oral healthcare to an aging population.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Theories and Significance of Oral Health in Frailty (pages 1–12)

      Joanie Sims-Gould, Mario A. Brondani, S. Ross Bryant and Michael I. MacEntee

    3. Chapter 4

      Dry Mouth and Medications (pages 51–71)

      W.Murray Thomson, Kazunori Ikebe, June M. Tordoff and A.John Campbell

    4. Chapter 9

      Caries and Frail Elders (pages 147–160)

      Chris Wyatt, Athena S. Papas and Michael I. MacEntee

    5. Chapter 13

      Prosthodontics, Endodontics, and other Restorative Care for Frail Elders (pages 211–235)

      George Zarb, Shane N. White, Nico H.J. Creugers, Frauke Müller and Michael I. MacEntee

    6. Chapter 14

      Ethnocultural Diversity (pages 237–254)

      Stella Kwan, Rodrigo Mariño, H. Asuman Kiyak, Victor Minichiello and Michael I. MacEntee

    7. Chapter 15

      Palliative Care and Complications of Cancer Therapy (pages 255–271)

      Martin Schimmel, Michael A. Wiseman, Stephen T. Sonis and Frauke Müller

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      Appendix: Quality Assessment Worksheets (pages 285–288)

      Matana Kettratad-Pruksapong, Arminée Kazanjian, B. Lynn Beattie and Michael I. MacEntee

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