Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Oral Health Approach to Patients with Dementia

Joana Braamcamp* and Ricardo Faria-Almeida

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Porto, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Joana Braamcamp, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Porto, Portugal.

Received: July 19, 2021; Published: August 21, 2021


  Dementia is a severe public health issue that affects millions of people in the world. The large number of individuals diagnosed with dementia results in the common presence of these patients in a dental medicine environment.

  The extensive study of bibliographic material obtained from a search with the terms “Alzheimer’s disease”, “dementia”, “communication”, “gerodontology”, “geriatric dentistry”, “dementia-friendly”, “dental care” and “cognitive impairment” allowed to gather the latest information on the topic.

There is an urgent need to develop functional performance algorithms that are validated and tested in the treatment of dementia patients at the dental clinic.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease; Dementia; Communication; Gerodontology; Geriatric Dentistry; Dental Care; Cognitive Impairment; Dementia-Friendly


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Citation: Joana Braamcamp and Ricardo Faria-Almeida. “Oral Health Approach to Patients with Dementia”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.9 (2021): 104-109.


Copyright: © 2021 Joana Braamcamp and Ricardo Faria-Almeida. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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