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1

What is included in patient and denture assessment (6)

History
Relevant medical history
Social history
Examination of the patient
Examination of the denture
Arriving at a problem/diagnosis

2

What should be assessed/carried out during a patient assessment (6)

Presenting complaint
History
Intra/extra oral examination
Special investigations
Making a diagnosis
Treatment plan

3

How can talking to a patient help with denture assessment

Having a relaxed conversation about their teeth can reveal lots about the current device:
Aesthetics
Retention
Speech
Face height
Support of the facial tissues

4

What questions should be asked when assessing full denture history (6)

Why were your teeth lost
How long have they worn dentures for
How many dentures have they had
Have they got a favourite denture
Have they got a preferred design
Do they prefer metal or acrylic dentures

5

What should be identified when assessing a patients medical history

Problems which could affect:
Attending for treatment
Procedure tolerance
Living with dentures

6

Which medical problems can affect patients with dentures

Rheumatoid arthritis
Neuromuscular problems
Mucosal disease
Xerostomia
Osteoporosis/bisphosphonates
Insertion and removal

7

What should be assessed when asking about a patients social history (5)

Do they live alone/supported living/care home
Do they have any hobbies
Do they smoke
Do they drink alcohol
What is their diet like

8

What should be assessed during an extra-oral examination (7)

If facial height is lower
If naso-labial angle is obtuse
Facial support
Smile line
Aesthetics of existing dentures
Any abnormalities
Limited opening

9

What should be carried out under a general examination

Chart the remaining teeth and any caries or restorations and carry out a basic periodontal examination