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Dental treatment needs and demands of an elderly population in England
Author(s)Joyce M Smith, Aubrey Sheiham
Journal titleGeriatric Dentistry, vol 8, no 7, 1980
Pagespp 360-364
KeywordsDental problems ; Dental services ; Social surveys ; Nottingham.
AnnotationA sociodental investigation was conducted among 254 older people in Nottingham, a clinical assessment made of their dental treatment needs, and compared with their felt and expressed needs. 78% were judged as needing dental treatment, mainly prosthetic. Many older people mentioned a number of barriers in obtaining dental care; these included cost of treatment, fear of the dentist, immobility, and the feeling that they should not "bother" the dentist. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930525058 A
ClassmarkBLA: L8: 3F: 8NTF *

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