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Practical Issues in Geriatrics

Gerodontology Essentials for Health Care Professionals

Editors: Kossioni, Anastassia (Ed.)

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  • Offers a practical roadmap for non-dental healthcare practitioners on oral health assessment and promotion in old age
  • Reflects the recommendations of the European College of Gerodontology and the European Geriatric Medicine Society
  • Written by international experts in Gerodontology and Geriatrics
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This book provides basic knowledge and skills for non-dental healthcare practitioners, helping them recognize the importance of oral health, perform initial oral health assessments, consult dentists when necessary, and offer preventive advice and counseling. As people age, they tend to refrain from routine dental care, while the number of consultations with non-dental healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists etc.) increases. However, few healthcare providers are adequately trained to assess oral problems.

The relevance of this book is underscored by the recently published European policy recommendations on oral health in older adults by the European College of Gerodontology and the European Geriatric Medicine Society, which highlight the importance of the active involvement of non-dental primary care practitioners in oral health assessment and promotion. These two respected European Societies have identified a significant gap in education, practice and health policies and described the necessary action plans. This book helps to fill the educational gap identified in the recommendations and will be an invaluable tool for all healthcare providers working with older people.


About the authors

Dr Anastassia Kossioni is an Associate Professor of Gerodontology at the School of Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She obtained her DDS and PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, her MSc in Gerodontology from the University of London, and her Postgraduate Certificate in Open and Distance Learning from the Hellenic Open University. She has served in various Council positions at the European College of Gerodontology, in which she was appointed as President for 2019-2020; she is member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) and founder and co-chair of the EuGMS Special Interest Group in Gerodontology. She has authored several publications including teaching guidelines for undergraduate Gerodontology education in Europe and recommendations for promoting oral health in older adults.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gerodontology Essentials for Health Care Professionals
Editors
  • Anastassia Kossioni
Series Title
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41468-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41468-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41467-2
Series ISSN
2509-6060
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 184
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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