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factors most important for an older adult's oral health-related quality of life

1. lack of pain
2. ability to maintain oral hygiene
3. disease free mouth

2

geriatric oral health assessment index (GOHAI)

1. eat without discomfort
2. limit foods
3. trouble biting, chewing
4. trouble speaking
5. uncomfortable eating in front of people
6. nervous/self-conscious
7. limit social contacts
8. worry/concern
9. use of medication for teeth
10. teeth and gums sensitive
11. pleased with looks
12. swallow comfortably

3

risk assessments for geriatric patients

1. psychosocial assessment
2. functional assessment
3. medical/medication assessment
4. oral health assessment

4

psychosocial assessment

1. cognitive aptitude (MMSE)
2. dental IQ
3. value placed on physical appearance
4. hx of regular and routine dental care
5. behavior
6. support systems

5

functional assessment

1. manual dexterity
2. speech/language
3. ambulation
4. mobility
5. vision
6. incontinence

6

most common chronic conditions among patients ≥65 years old

arthritis > hypertension > heart disease > urinary incontinence

7

oral health assessment

1. saliva consistency
2. root surface exposure
3. oral sensorium
4. biting force
5. oral hygiene
6. pattern of tooth loss
7. use removable prosthesis
8. soft palate classification
9. gag reflex
10. tongue size
11. open embrasures
12. number, type, location and quality of restorations
13. alveolar ridge topography
14. vertical dimension of occlusion
15. cervical/occlusal wear
16. smile line

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goals of treatment

1. increase knowledge about oral health
2. improve chewing efficiency
3. eliminate oral diseases
4. increase ease of self care
5. enhance appearance
6. participate in routine and regular dental care

9

which country has the highest life expectancy?

Japan with 83+ years