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J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Apr;118(2):115-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jormas.2016.10.008. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

[Schizophrenia and oral health].

[Article in French]

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Service d'odontologie de médecine buccale et chirurgie orale, CHU de Dijon, boulevard de Lattre-de-Tassigny, 21000 Dijon, France. Electronic address:
Centre hospitalier La Chartreuse, 1, boulevard Chanoine-Kir, BP 23314, 21033 Dijon cedex, France; Centre de soins d'enseignement et de recherche dentaires, université de Reims Champagne-Ardennes, 9, boulevard de la Paix, 51100 Reims, France.


Mental health is an essential component of general health. Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental illness that affects higher brain functions. It is characterized by the presence of a mental dissociation, dampened or inappropriate affects, hallucinations and delirium. Schizophrenia has also a negative impact on oral health. As schizophrenia affects 1% of the population, every practitioner concerned with oral sphere will be confronted one day or another with a patient suffering from this disease. It is therefore important to acquire essential notions. The aim of our work was to make an update about factors that may affect oral health in patients with schizophrenia.


Neuroleptic; Neuroleptiques; Oral health; Santé bucco-dentaire; Schizophrenia; Schizophrénie

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