Age-appropriate dentistry is ‘essential’

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Age-appropriate dentistry is needed for effective dental care in the future, the BADT has said

Age-appropriate dentistry will become essential for successful dental health outcomes in the future, says the BADT.

These calls come after the Office for National Statistics predicted one in 12 people will be over 80 years old by 2039, leading to a larger age range of dental patients.

The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) has themed its 2016 conference ‘Cradle to Grey’ in an aim to increase awareness of the impact of age-related oral health care.

‘An increased understanding of age-appropriate interventions will improve patient outcomes to the benefit of us all,’ BADT president-elect, Amanda Gallie, said.

‘These statistics forecast a significant increase in the number of people living longer, a phenomenon that will affect the whole of the dental profession and it is important that dental therapists are at the forefront of adapting to meet the challenges.’

For further information on the BADT’s Cradle to Grey conference, visit www.badt.org.uk or call 0161 665 5878.

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