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Int J Dent Hyg. 2003 Aug;1(3):169-73.

Status of oral healthcare in long-term care facilities.

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Division of Dental Hygiene, University of New Mexico, 2320 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.


Oral health is a fundamental component in the overall well-being and quality of life for elders living in long-term care facilities. Effective oral care interventions must not only involve recognising the importance of oral health in this population, but giving oral hygiene the same priority as other care practices in long-term care settings.

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