Aging Trends and Impact on Dental Practice
Amir Catic, Adnan Catovic, Dragutin Komar
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Catic A, Catovic A, Komar D. Aging Trends and Impact on Dental Practice. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2011; 1 (2):101-104.
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Aging is a process that takes place in every living individual. Every 10th person of the world population is 60 years old or above. Chronic diseases, low income and social status of the elderly, together with physiological changes caused by aging, affect the condition of the stomatognathic system. In the present article many studies are demonstrated considering tooth loss, state of the stomatognathic system and dental appliances as well as different organ changes in elderly through the years in different countries. The team approach of medical and dental experts in treating elderly patients is emphasized as well as different dental treatment options depending on general health factors.
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