Oral health and access to dental care among older homeless adults: results from the HOPE HOME study.

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Summary of "Oral health and access to dental care among older homeless adults: results from the HOPE HOME study."

To describe the prevalence of and factors associated with oral health measures in a sample of older homeless adults in Oakland, CA.


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Name: Journal of public health dentistry
ISSN: 1752-7325


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