Innovative solutions to reform geriatric oral health in India: Alliance for healthy aging

Keywords: geriatric dentistry, healthy aging, dental health services, oral health

Abstract

Geriatric population is showing an increasing trend, owing to the increased awareness as well as improved healthcare facilities and access. The aging Indian population of the modern-day has diverse and more complex dental needs, unlike the olden-days. Hence, the authors propose innovative strategies to cater to the dental needs of the increasing geriatric population in India. Barriers for provision of geriatric dental care in India are elucidated, which are lack of geriatric training, access problems and financial issues. Approaches to confront these barriers have been explained. The increasing and compounding dental needs of the aging Indian population requires multifaceted and contemporary strategies.

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Published
2021-03-31
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Shigli K, Nayak SS, Nayak PP, Basavaraj A, M S. Innovative solutions to reform geriatric oral health in India: Alliance for healthy aging. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2021Mar.31 [cited 2021Apr.22];33(1):222 -5. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1923