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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 90-93

Prevalence of oral mucosal disorders in geriatric dental patients visiting dental school in Southern India: A preliminary assessment


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka-576 104, India

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Amar A Sholapurkar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.52773

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There has been a growing recognition of the need to obtain information about the oral health in India. The aim of this report was to provide descriptive information about the oral health among the elderly population. Data from interviews and clinical examination with 225 persons aged 60+ were obtained. Patients were divided into three age groups. The three groups consisted of 75 patients each with age groups of 60-65 years, 66-70 years and 71 and above, respectively and the association of age, medical status, recent use of dental services, habits, dentures with that of oral mucosal disorders were assessed.


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