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1 Dr Warren Shnider BDSc FRACDS(SND) Specialist, Special Needs Dentistry Dr Warren Shnider BDSc FRACDS(SND) Specialist, Special Needs Dentistry Oral Hygiene and Dental Care for Older Australians

2 Aged Care & Oral Health Introduction How the various dental specialties and oral health professionals work together Things to consider when working with dental professionals in aged care facilities What can be offered in terms of quality support and education

3 JCDA November 2007, Vol. 73, No. 9

4 “Much has been said about the importance of medicine to dentistry, especially in the context of an aging population with medical issues of increasing complexity.” George K.B. Sándor, MD, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), FRCSC,

5 JCDA November 2007, Vol. 73, No. 9 “The medical management of many conditions has become more successful; and chronically ill patients have become more ambulatory and more likely to visit a dental office than ever before.” George K.B. Sándor, MD, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), FRCSC,

6 JADA, Vol October S Clinical professor, Department of Periodontics/Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

7 JADA, Vol October S Clinical professor, Department of Periodontics/Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. “… the possibility that events in the oral cavity can influence systemic disease has been highlighted by the U.S. surgeon general ’ s report in 2000 ” Michael L. Barnett, DDS

8 JADA, Vol October S Clinical professor, Department of Periodontics/Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. “ associations and interactions between oral disease — particularly periodontal disease — and coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and bacterial pneumonia. ” Michael L. Barnett, DDS

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10 Aged Care & Oral Health Introduction How the various dental specialties and oral health professionals work together Things to consider when working with dental professionals in aged care facilities What can be offered in terms of quality support and education

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12 Revised Draft Code of Practice: Practice of Dentistry by Dental Auxiliaries Submission to Dental Practice Board of Victoria by Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch Inc. March 2007

13 “General practitioner dentists are trained to provide treatment across all modalities and areas, while specialist dentists provide highly complex treatment in only one nominated field.”

14 “Likewise, dental auxiliaries such as dental hygienists, dental therapists and dental prosthetists only deliver basic treatment within selected areas, to which their training and skill are limited.”

15 “The ADAVB considers that patients undergoing dental treatment will often have needs in multiple areas, and therefore general practitioner dentists should normally complete their dental treatment.”

16 “However a dentist is also the care coordinator of the patient’s overall dental treatment, referring to dental and medical specialists and/or auxiliaries as appropriate for selected aspects of patient care.”

17 “This role is similar to that performed by the general medical practitioner in relation to general health.”

18 Aged Care & Oral Health Introduction How the various dental specialties and oral health professionals work together Things to consider when working with dental professionals in aged care facilities What can be offered in terms of quality support and education

19 Australian Dental Association

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21 Guidelines for Oral Health Care for Long-stay Patients and Residents Guidelines for the Development of Local Standards of Oral Health Care for Dependent, Dysphagic, Critically and Terminally Ill Patients

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23 Education Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch –http://www.adavb.nethttp://www.adavb.net Dental Health Services Victoria –http://www.dhsv.org.au/default.asphttp://www.dhsv.org.au/default.asp Department of Veterans’ Affairs –http://www.dva.gov.au/health/provider/dental/dental.htmhttp://www.dva.gov.au/health/provider/dental/dental.htm Special Interest Group in Gerodontics

24 Thank you


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