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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
Access to dental care is poorer for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage due to barriers such as lengthy waiting lists, lack of transport, lack of information and fear of authorities and ...
This article addresses new systems and practice models in community-based dentistry. Its purpose is twofold: to identify strategies and policies that support health equity and access to care; and to i...
Despite recent improvements in access to health care, many Americans still lack access to dental care. There has been a national focus on interprofessional education and team-based care to work toward...
Dental caries is the most prevalent infectious disease among US children. National surveys have shown that poor and minority-group children are not only disproportionately affected by dental caries bu...
People experiencing homelessness have multiple complex health conditions yet are typically disengaged from primary health care services and place a significant burden on the acute health system. Barri...
Oral health is defined as the state of being free from dental or periodontal diseases and discomfort of oral cavity. WHO considers that oral hygiene is a major public health problem whatev...
Coordinating Access to Care for the Homeless (CATCH) initiative is a multidisciplinary brief intervention for homeless adults with mental health needs discharged from hospital in Toronto, ...
Oral Health care has been shown to have low priority among nursing personnel, especially among personnel with shorter education. As the population gets older and keep their natural teeth h...
Almost 200,000 veterans are homeless each night, about one-quarter to one-third of homeless adults in the U.S. Half need treatment for a substance use disorder, usually alcohol dependence...
Homelessness is associated with a multitude of negative consequences including an increased risk for mental health problems. Once homeless, these individuals face significant barriers to m...
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
The concept concerned with all aspects of the quality, accessibility, and appraisal of health care and health care delivery.
A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Dentistry is the study, management and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, teeth and their supporting tissues (Oxford Medical Dictionary) The work of a dentist ranges from regular patient check-up to orthodontics and surgery....