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INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208-214

Geriatric restorative care - the need, the demand and the challenges


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

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Roopa R Nadig
Devarinda, 2567, 8th B Main Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560 070
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.85788

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Increased life expectancy is causing an explosion of the aging population that will continue now and in the foreseeable future. Improved quality of life at old age will demand tooth retention and consequently the need for restorative care. Retaining teeth disease free and maintaining them amidst multitude of risk factors associated with old age, is a multi- faceted challenge. This review article discusses the etiology of various dental diseases seen in older dentate population and their management keeping in mind the special needs of these matured people, so as to render a professional service that is sensitive and caring.


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