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Residential age care and domiciliary oral health services: Reach-OHT-The development of a metropolitan oral health programme in Sydney, Australia.

Authors
  • Wright, F A Clive1
  • Law, Garry1
  • Chu, Steven K-Y1
  • Cullen, John S1
  • Le Couteur, David G1
  • 1 Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Aged Chronic Care and Rehabilitation, Concord Clinical Medical School, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, The University of Sydney, Concord, NSW, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gerodontology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
420–426
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ger.12282
PMID: 28722250
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Sustainable domiciliary oral health services and oral health education are feasible and practical using a partnership model within the Australian health system. Adaptability, continuity and the use of oral health therapists/dental hygienists in the coordination and management of the programme further contribute to viability.

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