Peran Tim Bidang Kedokteran Gigi dalam Pelayanan Geriatri Terpadu

Tri Budi W. Rahardjo, Hazmia Arsil, Farisza Gita Roemoso, Bambang S. Hadijono

Abstract


The characteristic of geriatric problems are multiple, interdependent, and chronic diseases, in which mastication is significant in affecting general health condition among the elderly. In this regard, the role of dental team in integrated geriatric services is highly needed. The number of dentists and various disciplines in dentistry will depend on the level of health facilities. The role dentists will be important both in "Day Hospital" or in the geriatric wards, as members of the team who will involve in the process of services since diagnostic stage until the follow up treatment. In addition, the dental team will also be able to solve the geriatric problems, in promotion/prevention program as well as home visit.

Keywords


geriatrics; dental team

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